ICD-9 Code 574.50
Calculus of bile duct without mention of cholecystitis, without mention of obstruction
Not Valid for Submission
574.50 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of calculus of bile duct without mention of cholecystitis, without mention of obstruction. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.
|Short Description:||Choledocholithiasis NOS|
|Long Description:||Calculus of bile duct without mention of cholecystitis, without mention of obstruction|
Convert 574.50 to ICD-10
The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:
- K80.50 - Calculus of bile duct w/o cholangitis or cholecyst w/o obst
Diseases of the digestive system (520–579)
Other diseases of digestive system (570-579)
- 574 Cholelithiasis
- Other diseases of digestive system (570-579)
Information for Medical Professionals
- Calculus of bile duct
- Calculus of bile duct without obstruction
- Calculus of common duct without obstruction
- Calculus of hepatic duct
- Calculus of hepatic duct without obstruction
- Common bile duct calculus
- Liver calculus
- Retained bile duct stone
Information for Patients
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.
Your gallbladder is most likely to give you trouble if something blocks the flow of bile through the bile ducts. That is usually a gallstone. Gallstones form when substances in bile harden. Gallstone attacks usually happen after you eat. Signs of a gallstone attack may include nausea, vomiting, or pain in the abdomen, back, or just under the right arm.
Gallstones are most common among older adults, women, overweight people, Native Americans and Mexican Americans.
Gallstones are often found during imaging tests for other health conditions. If you do not have symptoms, you usually do not need treatment. The most common treatment is removal of the gallbladder. Fortunately, you can live without a gallbladder. Bile has other ways to reach your small intestine.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
General Equivalence Map Definitions
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- Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
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