2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56.2

Volvulus

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • K56.2 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM K56.2 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K56.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 K56.2 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Strangulation of colon or intestine
  • Torsion of colon or intestine
  • Twist of colon or intestine
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (K56.2) and the excluded code together.
  • volvulus of duodenum (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K31.5

    Obstruction of duodenum

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Constriction of duodenum
    • Duodenal ileus (chronic)
    • Stenosis of duodenum
    • Stricture of duodenum
    • Volvulus of duodenum
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital stenosis of duodenum (Q41.0)
    K31.5
    )
The following code(s) above K56.2 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 K56.2:
  • 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
  • K56
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56

    Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital stricture or stenosis of intestine (Q41-Q42)
    • cystic fibrosis with meconium ileus (E84.11)
    • ischemic stricture of intestine (K55.1)
    • meconium ileus NOS (P76.0)
    • neonatal intestinal obstructions classifiable to P76.-
    • obstruction of duodenum (K31.5)
    • postprocedural intestinal obstruction (K91.3-)
    • stenosis of anus or rectum (K62.4)
    Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia
Approximate Synonyms
  • Duodenal disorder, volvulus
  • Intestinal volvulus
  • Sigmoid volvulus
  • Volvulus of duodenum
Clinical Information
  • A twisting in the intestine (intestines) that can cause intestinal obstruction.
  • Twisting of a loop of bowel that results in intestinal obstruction.
ICD-10-CM K56.2 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 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 K56.2 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K56.2:
  • Knot(s)
    • intestinal, syndrome K56.2 (volvulus)
  • Knotting (of)
    • intestine K56.2
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
    • intestine K56.609
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56.609

      Unspecified intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to partial versus complete obstruction

        2018 - New Code 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Intestinal obstruction NOS
      • volvulus K56.2
  • Strangulation, strangulated - see also Asphyxia, traumatic
    • intestine (large) (small) K56.2
    • bowel or colon K56.2
    • mesentery K56.2
    • omentum K56.2
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
  • Torsion
    • bowel, colon or intestine K56.2
    • mesentery K56.2
    • omentum K56.2
  • Twist, twisted
    • bowel, colon or intestine K56.2
    • mesentery K56.2
    • omentum K56.2
  • Volvulus (bowel) (colon) (intestine) K56.2
    • with perforation K56.2

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K56.2
K55.3 Necrotizing enterocolitis
K55.30 …… unspecified
K55.31 Stage 1 necrotizing enterocolitis
K55.32 Stage 2 necrotizing enterocolitis
K55.33 Stage 3 necrotizing enterocolitis
K55.8 Other vascular disorders of intestine
K55.9 Vascular disorder of intestine, unspecified
K56 Paralytic ileus and intestinal obstruction without hernia
K56.0 Paralytic ileus
K56.1 Intussusception
K56.2 Volvulus
K56.3 Gallstone ileus
K56.4 Other impaction of intestine
K56.41 Fecal impaction
K56.49 Other impaction of intestine
K56.5 Intestinal adhesions [bands] with obstruction (postinfection)
K56.50 Intestinal adhesions [bands], unspecified as to partial versus complete obstruction
K56.51 Intestinal adhesions [bands], with partial obstruction
K56.52 Intestinal adhesions [bands] with complete obstruction
K56.6 Other and unspecified intestinal obstruction
K56.60 Unspecified intestinal obstruction

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