ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P76.0

Meconium plug syndrome

Diagnosis Code P76.0

ICD-10: P76.0
Short Description: Meconium plug syndrome
Long Description: Meconium plug syndrome
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P76.0

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Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Digestive system disorders of newborn (P76-P78)
      • Other intestinal obstruction of newborn (P76)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Delayed passage of meconium
  • Finding of passage of meconium
  • Finding of passage of meconium
  • Has not passed meconium
  • Intestinal luminal obstruction
  • Intestinal luminal obstruction
  • Meconium ileus
  • Meconium plug
  • Perinatal intestinal obstruction
  • Perinatal intestinal obstruction

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code P76.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Intestinal Obstruction

Also called: Bowel obstruction, Intestinal volvulus, Paralytic ileus

An intestinal obstruction occurs when food or stool cannot move through the intestines. The obstruction can be complete or partial. There are many causes. The most common are adhesions, hernias, cancers, and certain medicines.

Symptoms include

  • Severe abdominal pain or cramping
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Loud bowel sounds
  • Swelling of the abdomen
  • Inability to pass gas
  • Constipation

A complete intestinal obstruction is a medical emergency. It often requires surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Intestinal obstruction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intestinal obstruction repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intestinal or bowel obstruction - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intussusception - children (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Small bowel resection (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Uncommon Infant and Newborn Problems

It can be scary when your baby is sick, especially when it is not an everyday problem like a cold or a fever. You may not know whether the problem is serious or how to treat it. If you have concerns about your baby's health, call your health care provider right away.

Learning information about your baby's condition can help ease your worry. Do not be afraid to ask questions about your baby's care. By working together with your health care provider, you make sure that your baby gets the best care possible.

  • Brief resolved unexplained event -- BRUE (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Crying - excessive (0-6 months) (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Failure to thrive (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hemorrhagic disease of the newborn (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hyperglycemia - infants (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neonatal sepsis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neutropenia - infants (Medical Encyclopedia)


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