ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P78.0

Perinatal intestinal perforation

Diagnosis Code P78.0

ICD-10: P78.0
Short Description: Perinatal intestinal perforation
Long Description: Perinatal intestinal perforation
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P78.0

Valid for Submission
The code P78.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 777.6 - Perinatal intest perfor

  • Delayed perforation of colon
  • Fecal peritonitis
  • Gastrointestinal perforation
  • Inflammatory perforation of small intestine
  • Meconium peritonitis
  • Neonatal peritonitis
  • Nontraumatic perforation of large intestine
  • Nontraumatic perforation of small intestine
  • Perforated ulcer of intestine
  • Perforation of colon
  • Perforation of colon
  • Perforation of colon
  • Perforation of ileum
  • Perforation of intestine
  • Perforation of jejunum
  • Perforation of sigmoid colon
  • Perforation of small intestine
  • Perinatal intestinal perforation
  • Rupture of colon
  • Rupture of ileum
  • Rupture of intestine
  • Rupture of jejunum
  • Rupture of rectum
  • Rupture of small intestine
  • Rupture of small intestine
  • Rupture of small intestine

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code P78.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Colonic Diseases

Also called: Large intestine diseases

Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is part of your digestive system. It's a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body makes and stores stool. Many disorders affect the colon's ability to work properly. Some of these include

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Colonic polyps - extra tissue growing in the colon that can become cancerous
  • Ulcerative colitis - ulcers of the colon and rectum
  • Diverticulitis - inflammation or infection of pouches in the colon
  • Irritable bowel syndrome - an uncomfortable condition causing abdominal cramping and other symptoms

Treatment for colonic diseases varies greatly depending on the disease and its severity. Treatment may involve diet, medicines and in some cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Angiodysplasia of the colon (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Colitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Colonoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hirschsprung disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intestinal ischemia and infarction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Large bowel resection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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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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