ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 156.0

Malig neo gallbladder

Diagnosis Code 156.0

ICD-9: 156.0
Short Description: Malig neo gallbladder
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of gallbladder
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 156.0

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (140–239)
    • Malignant neoplasm of digestive organs and peritoneum (150-159)
      • 156 Malignant neoplasm of gallbladder and extrahepatic bile ducts

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • C23 - Malignant neoplasm of gallbladder

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 156.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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Information for Patients

Gallbladder Cancer

Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ under your liver. It stores bile, a fluid made by your liver to digest fat. As your stomach and intestines digest food, your gallbladder releases bile through a tube called the common bile duct. The duct connects your gallbladder and liver to your small intestine.

Cancer of the gallbladder is rare. It is more common in women and Native Americans. Symptoms include

  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes)
  • Pain above the stomach
  • Fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Lumps in the abdomen

It is hard to diagnose gallbladder cancer in its early stages. Sometimes doctors find it when they remove the gallbladder for another reason. But people with gallstones rarely have gallbladder cancer. Because it is often found late, it can be hard to treat gallbladder cancer. Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination.

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