ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 16, 2017

See: Other diseases of appendix

  ICD-10 Code for Other specified diseases of appendix K38.8

K38.8 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

K38.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 11 Diseases of the digestive system (K00-K95)
Section K35-K38 Diseases of appendix (K35-K38)
Category K38 Other diseases of appendix

• See below for any additional coding requirements that may be necessary.

• Check for any notations, inclusions and/or exclusions that are specific to this ICD 10 code before using

1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Intussusception of appendix

Related Terms to “Other specified diseases of appendix”

  • Adhesions, adhesive(postinfective) - K66.0
    • appendix - K38.8
  • Atrophy, atrophic(of)
    • appendix - K38.8
  • Colic(bilious) (infantile) (intestinal) (recurrent) (spasmodic) - R10.83
    • appendix, appendicular - K38.8
  • Cyst(colloid) (mucous) (simple) (retention)
    • appendix - K38.8
  • Disease, diseasedSee also Syndrome
  • Intussusception(bowel) (colon) (enteric) (ileocecal) (ileocolic) (intestine) ( rectum) - K56.1
    • appendix - K38.8
  • Mucocele
    • appendix - K38.8
  • Obliteration
    • appendix(lumen) - K38.8
  • Sloughing(multiple) (phagedena) (skin)See also Gangrene
    • appendix - K38.8
  • Strangulation, strangulatedSee also Asphyxia, traumatic
    • appendix - K38.8
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.