ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 23, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Gallstone ileus K56.3

K56.3 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

K56.3 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
  • Obstruction of intestine by gallstone
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Related Terms to “Gallstone ileus”

  • Gallstone(colic) (cystic duct) (gallbladder) (impacted) (multiple)See also Calculus, gallbladder
    • causing intestinal obstruction - K56.3
  • Ileus(bowel) (colon) (inhibitory) (intestine) - K56.7
    • due to gallstone(in intestine) - K56.3
    • gallstone - K56.3
  • Impaction, impacted
    • bowel, colon, rectum - K56.49See also Impaction, fecal
      • by gallstone - K56.3
    • gallstone(s) — see Calculus, gallbladder
      • in intestine, with obstruction(any part) - K56.3
    • intestine NEC(calculous) - K56.49See also Impaction, fecal
      • gallstone, with ileus - K56.3
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
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