ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 23, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Volvulus K56.2

K56.2 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

K56.2 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 11 Diseases of the digestive system (K00-K95)
Section K55-K64 Other diseases of intestines (K55-K64)
Category K56 Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia

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Inclusion Term
  • Strangulation of colon or intestine
  • Torsion of colon or intestine
  • Twist of colon or intestine
  • volvulus of duodenum (K31.5)
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Related Terms to “Volvulus”

  • Knot(s)
    • intestinal, syndrome(volvulus) - K56.2
  • Knotting(of)
    • intestine - K56.2
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
  • Strangulation, strangulatedSee also Asphyxia, traumatic
    • bowel or colon - K56.2
    • intestine(large) (small) - K56.2
    • mesentery - K56.2
    • omentum - K56.2
  • SyndromeSee also Disease
    • intestinal
      • knot - K56.2
  • Torsion
    • bowel, colon or intestine - K56.2
    • mesentery - K56.2
    • omentum - K56.2
  • Twist, twisted
    • bowel, colon or intestine - K56.2
    • mesentery - K56.2
    • omentum - K56.2
  • Volvulus(bowel) (colon) (intestine) - K56.2
    • with perforation - K56.2
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