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

See: Cholecystitis

  ICD-10 Code for Acute cholecystitis K81.0

K81.0 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

K81.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 11 Diseases of the digestive system (K00-K95)
Section K80-K87 Disorders of gallbladder, biliary tract and pancreas (K80-K87)
Category K81 Cholecystitis

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Inclusion Term
  • Abscess of gallbladder
  • Angiocholecystitis
  • Emphysematous (acute) cholecystitis
  • Empyema of gallbladder
  • Gangrene of gallbladder
  • Gangrenous cholecystitis
  • Suppurative cholecystitis
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Related Terms to “Acute cholecystitis”

  • Abscess(connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) - L02.91
    • gallbladder - K81.0
  • Cholecystitis - K81.9
    • acute(emphysematous) (gangrenous) (suppurative) - K81.0
  • Empyema(acute) (chest) (double) (pleura) (supradiaphragmatic) (thorax) - J86.9
    • gallbladder - K81.0
  • GallbladderSee also condition
    • acute - K81.0
  • Septicsee condition
    • gallbladder(acute) - K81.0
  • Suppuration, suppurativeSee also condition
    • gallbladder(acute) - K81.0
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