2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K55.039

Acute (reversible) ischemia of large intestine, extent unspecified

    2017 - New Code 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • K55.039 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Acute ischemia of large intestine, extent unspecified
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM K55.039 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K55.039 - other international versions of ICD-10 K55.039 may differ.
The following code(s) above K55.039 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to K55.039:
  • K00-K95
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range K00-K95

    Diseases of the digestive system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the digestive system
  • K55
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K55

    Vascular disorders of intestine

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • necrotizing enterocolitis of newborn (P77.-)
    Vascular disorders of intestine
  • K55.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K55.0

    Acute vascular disorders of intestine

      2016 2017 - Deleted Code 2017 - New Code 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Infarction of appendices epiploicae
    • Mesenteric (artery) (vein) embolism
    • Mesenteric (artery) (vein) infarction
    • Mesenteric (artery) (vein) thrombosis
    Acute vascular disorders of intestine
  • K55.03
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K55.03

    Acute (reversible) ischemia of large intestine

      2017 - New Code 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Acute fulminant ischemic colitis
    • Subacute ischemic colitis
    Acute (reversible) ischemia of large intestine
ICD-10-CM K55.039 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 393 Other digestive system diagnoses with mcc
  • 394 Other digestive system diagnoses with cc
  • 395 Other digestive system diagnoses without cc/mcc
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert K55.039 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): New code
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K55.039:
  • Colitis (acute) (catarrhal) (chronic) (noninfective) (hemorrhagic) K52.9
    - see also Enteritis
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K52.9

    Noninfective gastroenteritis and colitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Colitis NOS
    • Enteritis NOS
    • Gastroenteritis NOS
    • Ileitis NOS
    • Jejunitis NOS
    • Sigmoiditis NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • diarrhea NOS (R19.7)
    • functional diarrhea (K59.1)
    • infectious gastroenteritis and colitis NOS (A09)
    • neonatal diarrhea (noninfective) (P78.3)
    • psychogenic diarrhea (F45.8)
    • ischemic K55.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K55.9

      Vascular disorder of intestine, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Ischemic colitis
      • Ischemic enteritis
      • Ischemic enterocolitis
      • acute K55.039 (subacute) - see also Ischemia, intestine, acute
      • fulminant K55.039 (acute) - see also Ischemia, intestine, acute
    • subacute ischemic K55.039 - see also Ischemia, intestine, acute
    • thromboulcerative K55.039 - see also Ischemia, intestine, acute
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • colon K63.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K63.9

      Disease of intestine, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      • ischemic K55.039 - see also Ischemia, intestine, acute
    • mesenteric embolic K55.039 - see also Ischemia, intestine, acute
  • Embolism (multiple) (paradoxical) I74.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I74.9

    Embolism and thrombosis of unspecified artery

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • intestine K55.039 (artery) (vein) (with gangrene) - see also Ischemia, intestine, acute
  • Ischemia, ischemic I99.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I99.8

    Other disorder of circulatory system

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • intestine (large) (small) (transient) K55.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K55.9

      Vascular disorder of intestine, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Ischemic colitis
      • Ischemic enteritis
      • Ischemic enterocolitis
      • acute K55.059
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K55.059

        Acute (reversible) ischemia of intestine, part and extent unspecified

          2017 - New Code 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K55.039
K55.011 Focal (segmental) acute (reversible) ischemia of small intestine
K55.012 Diffuse acute (reversible) ischemia of small intestine
K55.019 …… extent unspecified
K55.02 Acute infarction of small intestine
K55.021 Focal (segmental) acute infarction of small intestine
K55.022 Diffuse acute infarction of small intestine
K55.029 …… extent unspecified
K55.03 Acute (reversible) ischemia of large intestine
K55.031 Focal (segmental) acute (reversible) ischemia of large intestine
K55.032 Diffuse acute (reversible) ischemia of large intestine
K55.039 …… extent unspecified
K55.04 Acute infarction of large intestine
K55.041 Focal (segmental) acute infarction of large intestine
K55.042 Diffuse acute infarction of large intestine
K55.049 …… extent unspecified
K55.05 Acute (reversible) ischemia of intestine, part unspecified
K55.051 Focal (segmental) acute (reversible) ischemia of intestine, part unspecified
K55.052 Diffuse acute (reversible) ischemia of intestine, part unspecified
K55.059 Acute (reversible) ischemia of intestine, part and extent unspecified
K55.06 Acute infarction of intestine, part unspecified
K55.061 Focal (segmental) acute infarction of intestine, part unspecified

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.