ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K86.8

Other specified diseases of pancreas

Diagnosis Code K86.8

ICD-10: K86.8
Short Description: Other specified diseases of pancreas
Long Description: Other specified diseases of pancreas
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K86.8

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The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This codes was replaced for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code was replaced in the 2018 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • K86.81 - Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency
  • K86.89 - Other specified diseases of pancreas

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Disorders of gallbladder, biliary tract and pancreas (K80-K87)
      • Other diseases of pancreas (K86)

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Information for Patients


Pancreatic Diseases

The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces juices that help break down food and hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Problems with the pancreas can lead to many health problems. These include

  • Pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas: This happens when digestive enzymes start digesting the pancreas itself
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder in which thick, sticky mucus can also block tubes in your pancreas

The pancreas also plays a role in diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked them. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas loses the ability to secrete enough insulin in response to meals.

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  • Annular pancreas (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • ERCP (Medical Encyclopedia)
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  • Pancreatic pseudocyst (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)


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