Specific code icon 2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K81.0

Acute cholecystitis

    2015 Billable Code

  • K81.0 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • 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.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K81.0. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

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
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: