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ICD-10-CM Code K35.8
Other and unspecified acute appendicitis

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code K35.8 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the two child codes of K35.8 that describes the diagnosis 'other and unspecified acute appendicitis' in more detail.


The ICD code K35 is used to code Appendicitis

Appendicitis (also called epityphlitis) is inflammation of the appendix. Appendicitis commonly presents with right iliac fossa abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and decreased appetite. However, one third to a half of persons do not have these typical signs and symptoms. Severe complications of a ruptured appendix include widespread, painful inflammation of the inner lining of the abdominal wall and sepsis.

Specialty: General Surgery
MeSH Codes: , , ,
ICD 9 Codes: 540, 541, 542, 543

An acutely inflamed and enlarged appendix, sliced lengthwise.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Acute gangrenous appendicitis (disorder)
  • Ruptured suppurative appendicitis (disorder)
  • Acute focal appendicitis (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K35.8 - Other and unspecified acute appendicitis'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code K35.8. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Parent Code: K35 - Acute appendicitis

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/K358