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

See: Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia

  ICD-10 Code for Intestinal adhesions [bands] with obstruction (postprocedural) (postinfection) K56.5

K56.5 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

K56.5 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
  • Abdominal hernia due to adhesions with obstruction
  • Peritoneal adhesions [bands] with intestinal obstruction (postprocedural) (postinfection)
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Related Terms to “Intestinal adhesions [bands] with obstruction (postprocedural) (postinfection)”

  • Adhesions, adhesive(postinfective) - K66.0
    • with intestinal obstruction - K56.5
    • intestine — See also Adhesions, peritoneum
      • with obstruction - K56.5
    • peritoneum, peritoneal(postinfective) (postprocedural) - K66.0
      • with obstruction(intestinal) - K56.5
  • Band(s)
    • obstructive
      • intestine - K56.5
      • peritoneum - K56.5
  • Hernia, hernial(acquired) (recurrent) - K46.9
    • due to adhesions(with obstruction) - K56.5
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
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