Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56.69

Other intestinal obstruction

  • K56.69 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, K56.69 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • An intestinal obstruction occurs when food or stool cannot move through the intestines. The obstruction can be complete or partial. There are many causes. The most common are adhesions, hernias, cancers, and certain medicines. Symptoms include
    • severe abdominal pain or cramping
    • vomiting
    • bloating
    • loud bowel sounds
    • swelling of the abdomen
    • inability to pass gas
    • constipation
    a complete intestinal obstruction is a medical emergency. It often requires surgery.
  • Any impairment, arrest, or reversal of the normal flow of intestinal contents toward the anal canal.
  • Any impairment, arrest, or reversal of the normal flow of intestinal contents toward the anus.
  • Blockage of the normal flow of the intestinal contents within the bowel.
  • Fibrosis of the wall of a segment of the intestine that leads to intestinal lumen narrowing.
Applicable To
  • Enterostenosis NOS
  • Obstructive ileus NOS
  • Occlusion of colon or intestine NOS
  • Stenosis of colon or intestine NOS
  • Stricture of colon or intestine NOS
Description Synonyms
  • Intestinal mural thickening w obstruction
  • Intestinal mural thickening with obstruction
  • Mechanical ileus
  • Mural thickening of intestine causing obstruction
  • Ogilivies syndrome
  • Ogilvies syndrome
  • Primary chronic pseudo-obstruction of colon
Type 1 Excludes
  • intestinal obstruction due to specified condition-code to condition
ICD-10-CM K56.69 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 388 G.i. obstruction with mcc
  • 389 G.i. obstruction with cc
  • 390 G.i. obstruction without cc/mcc
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems
Convert ICD-10-CM K56.69 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM K56.69: