Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K81.0

Acute cholecystitis

  • K81.0 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, K81.0 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • Acute inflammation of the gallbladder wall. It is characterized by the presence of abdominal pain; fever; and leukocytosis. Gallstone obstruction of the cystic duct is present in approximately 90% of the cases.
  • Presence of pus in the gallbladder.
Applicable To
  • Abscess of gallbladder
  • Angiocholecystitis
  • Emphysematous (acute) cholecystitis
  • Empyema of gallbladder
  • Gangrene of gallbladder
  • Gangrenous cholecystitis
  • Suppurative cholecystitis
Description Synonyms
  • Abscess, pericholecystic
  • Acute cholecystitis (inflamed gallbladder)
  • Acute gangrenous cholecystitis
  • Acute gangrenous cholecystitis (inflamed gallbladder)
  • Acute suppurative cholecystitis
  • Acute suppurative cholecystitis (inflamed gallbladder)
  • Pericholecystic abscess
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 7,032 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 K81.0 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 K81.0 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM K81.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 444 Disorders of the biliary tract with mcc
  • 445 Disorders of the biliary tract with cc
  • 446 Disorders of the biliary tract without cc/mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM K81.0 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM K81.0: