ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 23, 2017

See: Vascular disorders of intestine

K55 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

See below for more specifc codes relating to
Vascular disorders of intestine
Excludes1
  • necrotizing enterocolitis of newborn (P77.-)

More specific codes for Vascular disorders of intestine

  • K55.0 - Acute vascular disorders of intestine
    • K55.01 - Acute (reversible) ischemia of small intestine
      • K55.011 - Focal (segmental) acute (reversible) ischemia of small intestine
      • K55.012 - Diffuse acute (reversible) ischemia of small intestine
      • K55.019 - Acute (reversible) ischemia of small intestine, extent unspecified
    • K55.02 - Acute infarction of small intestine
      • K55.021 - Focal (segmental) acute infarction of small intestine
      • K55.022 - Diffuse acute infarction of small intestine
      • K55.029 - Acute infarction of small intestine, extent unspecified
    • K55.03 - Acute (reversible) ischemia of large intestine
      • K55.031 - Focal (segmental) acute (reversible) ischemia of large intestine
      • K55.032 - Diffuse acute (reversible) ischemia of large intestine
      • K55.039 - Acute (reversible) ischemia of large intestine, extent unspecified
    • K55.04 - Acute infarction of large intestine
      • K55.041 - Focal (segmental) acute infarction of large intestine
      • K55.042 - Diffuse acute infarction of large intestine
      • K55.049 - Acute infarction of large intestine, extent unspecified
    • K55.05 - Acute (reversible) ischemia of intestine, part unspecified
      • K55.051 - Focal (segmental) acute (reversible) ischemia of intestine, part unspecified
      • K55.052 - Diffuse acute (reversible) ischemia of intestine, part unspecified
      • K55.059 - Acute (reversible) ischemia of intestine, part and extent unspecified
    • K55.06 - Acute infarction of intestine, part unspecified
      • K55.061 - Focal (segmental) acute infarction of intestine, part unspecified
      • K55.062 - Diffuse acute infarction of intestine, part unspecified
      • K55.069 - Acute infarction of intestine, part and extent unspecified
  • K55.1 - Chronic vascular disorders of intestine
  • K55.2 - Angiodysplasia of colon
    • K55.20 - Angiodysplasia of colon without hemorrhage
    • K55.21 - Angiodysplasia of colon with hemorrhage
  • K55.3 - Necrotizing enterocolitis
    • K55.30 - Necrotizing enterocolitis, unspecified
    • K55.31 - Stage 1 necrotizing enterocolitis
    • K55.32 - Stage 2 necrotizing enterocolitis
    • K55.33 - Stage 3 necrotizing enterocolitis
  • K55.8 - Other vascular disorders of intestine
  • K55.9 - Vascular disorder of intestine, unspecified
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