(2023) ICD10-CM Diagnosis Code K81.9

ICD-10 JJ-10A-252-06-L1 cholelithiasis bile duct
ICD-10 JJ-10A-252-06-L1 cholelithiasis bile duct

Acute cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder in the stomach. Acute Cholecystitis happens when a gallstone blocks the cystic duct. Gallstones are small stones, usually made of cholesterol and created in the gallbladder. The cystic duct is the main opening of the gallbladder. ICD 10 Code Acute Cholecystitis is K81.0, which can be confirmed on ICD10 lookup tool as well

List of ICD 10 Code Acute cholecystitis

The Acute cholecystitis ICD-10 Diagnosis Code is K81.0 this is related to stomach

The other related Acute cholecystitis ICD 10 Diagnosis Code is K81.0 this is related to stomach

The other related acute cholecystitis ICD 10 codes are as under codes are mentioned as below

cholecystitis ICD 10 Description
K80.67 Calculus of gallbladder and bile duct with acute and chronic cholecystitis with obstruction
K80.7 Calculus of gallbladder and bile duct without cholecystitis
K80.70 without obstruction
K80.71 with obstruction
K80.8 Other cholelithiasis
K80.80 without obstruction
K80.81 with obstruction
K81 Cholecystitis
K81.0 Acute cholecystitis
K81.1 Chronic cholecystitis
K81.2 Acute cholecystitis with chronic cholecystitis
K81.9 Cholecystitis, unspecified
K82 Other diseases of gallbladder
K82.0 Obstruction of gallbladder
K82.1 Hydrops of gallbladder
K82.2 Perforation of gallbladder
K82.3 Fistula of gallbladder
K82.4 Cholesterolosis of gallbladder
K82.8 Other specified diseases of gallbladder

The gallbladder is a tiny pear-shaped organ which is used to store and concentrate bile (greenish-yellow liquid) to digest fats. Bile is a substance made up predominantly of cholesterol, bile salts , and bilirubin which is produced by the liver. It is stored in the gallbladder when it is not in use. After food is consumed, it is digested in a small amount by the stomach before entering the small intestine. Here, the bile is released from the gallbladder in order to assist in the breaking down of fats.

Gallstones form when the constituents of bile, like cholesterol and bilirubin, stay within the gallbladder and begin to become solid into “pebble-like” substance. Gallstones can clog the bile ducts and hinder the release of bile and cause the formation of a backup. Around 90% of gallstones do not trigger symptoms, however obstructions in the bile ducts could result in gallbladder swelling (distension) and intense tenderness and pain on the right abdomen or the back (biliary colic). If the obstruction is persistent and causes inflammation, infection, or even a lack of blood flow (ischemia) which is a frequent condition called acute cholecystitis which is also known as acute calculous (ACC). Acute episodes of mild cholecystitis can lead to chronic cholecystitis. It causes swelling and thickening of the gallbladder’s walls, which results in the inability to store the bile.

Symptoms of cholecystitis:

The symptoms of cholecystitis is a sudden acute pain in the upper right-hand side of your abdomen or stomach and this pain spreads towards your right shoulder as well.

Some additional symptoms of cholecystitis,

  • a high temperature fever
  • feeling sick
  • Abnormal sweating
  • loss of appetite
  • yellowing of the skin and the whites of the eyes
  • a bulge in the tummy

Some people are more at risk for gallstones.

During Pregnancy

Hormone therapy

Older age


Losing or gaining weight frequently

Diabetes, etc

Note – The article reference is American Medical Association (AMA), Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, AAPC , etc

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