2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K68.1

Retroperitoneal abscess

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • K68.1 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 K68.1 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K68.1 - other international versions of ICD-10 K68.1 may differ.
The following code(s) above K68.1 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 K68.1:
  • 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
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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K68.1
K65.4 Sclerosing mesenteritis
K65.8 Other peritonitis
K65.9 Peritonitis, unspecified
K66 Other disorders of peritoneum
K66.0 Peritoneal adhesions (postprocedural) (postinfection)
K66.1 Hemoperitoneum
K66.8 Other specified disorders of peritoneum
K66.9 Disorder of peritoneum, unspecified
K67 Disorders of peritoneum in infectious diseases classified elsewhere
K68 Disorders of retroperitoneum
K68.1 Retroperitoneal abscess
K68.11 Postprocedural retroperitoneal abscess
K68.12 Psoas muscle abscess
K68.19 Other retroperitoneal abscess
K68.9 Other disorders of retroperitoneum
K70 Alcoholic liver disease
K70.0 Alcoholic fatty liver
K70.1 Alcoholic hepatitis
K70.10 …… without ascites
K70.11 …… with ascites
K70.2 Alcoholic fibrosis and sclerosis of liver

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