2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56.69

Other intestinal obstruction

    2016 2017 2018 - Converted to Parent Code 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • K56.69 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM K56.69 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K56.69 - other international versions of ICD-10 K56.69 may differ.
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
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as K56.69. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • intestinal obstruction due to specified condition-code to condition
The following code(s) above K56.69 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 K56.69:
  • K00-K95
    2020 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 2020 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
  • Anastomosis stricture of small bowel or colon
  • Intestinal mural thickening with obstruction
  • Mechanical ileus
  • Mural thickening of intestine causing obstruction
  • Ogilivies syndrome
  • Primary chronic pseudo-obstruction of colon
  • Stricture of anastomosis of intestine
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.
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): Deleted code
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): New code
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to K56.69:
  • Type 1 Excludes: K56.0
    , K56.7
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56.0

    Paralytic ileus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Paralysis of bowel
    • Paralysis of colon
    • Paralysis of intestine
    Type 1 Excludes
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K56.7

    Ileus, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • intestinal obstruction with hernia (K40-K46)
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K56.69
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
K56.600 Partial intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to cause
K56.601 Complete intestinal obstruction, unspecified as to cause
K56.609 …… unspecified as to partial versus complete obstruction
K56.69 Other intestinal obstruction
K56.690 Other partial intestinal obstruction
K56.691 Other complete intestinal obstruction
K56.699 …… unspecified as to partial versus complete obstruction
K56.7 Ileus, unspecified
K57 Diverticular disease of intestine
K57.0 Diverticulitis of small intestine with perforation and abscess
K57.00 …… without bleeding
K57.01 …… with bleeding
K57.1 Diverticular disease of small intestine without perforation or abscess
K57.10 Diverticulosis of small intestine without perforation or abscess without bleeding

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