ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V55.5

Atten to cystostomy

Diagnosis Code V55.5

ICD-9: V55.5
Short Description: Atten to cystostomy
Long Description: Attention to cystostomy
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V55.5

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services (E)
    • Persons encountering health services for specific procedures and aftercare (V50-V59)
      • V55 Attention to artificial openings

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z43.5 - Encounter for attention to cystostomy

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V55.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Admission (encounter)
      • for
        • attention to artificial opening (of) V55.9
          • cystostomy V55.5
        • removal of
          • cystostomy catheter V55.5
    • Attention to
      • cystostomy V55.5

Information for Patients


An ostomy is surgery to create an opening (stoma) from an area inside the body to the outside. It treats certain diseases of the digestive or urinary systems. It can be permanent, when an organ must be removed. It can be temporary, when the organ needs time to heal. The organ could be the small intestine, colon, rectum, or bladder. With an ostomy, there must be a new way for wastes to leave the body.

There are many different types of ostomy. Some examples are

  • Ileostomy - the bottom of the small intestine (ileum) is attached to the stoma. This bypasses the colon, rectum and anus.
  • Colostomy - the colon is attached to the stoma. This bypasses the rectum and the anus.
  • Urostomy - the tubes that carry urine to the bladder are attached to the stoma. This bypasses the bladder.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Changing your ostomy pouch
  • Colostomy
  • Ileostomy
  • Ileostomy - caring for your stoma
  • Ileostomy - changing your pouch
  • Ileostomy - discharge
  • Ileostomy and your child
  • Ileostomy and your diet
  • Living with your ileostomy
  • Low-residue fiber diet
  • Total proctocolectomy with ileostomy
  • Types of ileostomy
  • Urostomy - stoma and skin care

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