ICD-10-CM Code K66.8
Other specified disorders of peritoneum
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
K66.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of other specified disorders of peritoneum. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code K668 is used to code Pneumoperitoneum
Pneumoperitoneum is pneumatosis (abnormal presence of air or other gas) in the peritoneal cavity, a potential space within the abdominal cavity. When present, it can often be seen on radiography, but small amounts are often missed, and CT scan is nowadays regarded as a criterion standard in the assessment of a pneumoperitoneum. CT can visualize quantities as small as 5 cm³ of air or gas. The most common cause is a perforated abdominal viscus, generally a perforated peptic ulcer, although any part of the bowel may perforate from a benign ulcer, tumor or abdominal trauma. A perforated appendix seldom causes a pneumoperitoneum.
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Frontal chest X-ray. The air bubble below the right hemidiaphragm (on the left of the image) is a pneumoperitoneum.
- DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses with MCC.
- DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses with CC.
- DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses without CC or MCC.
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ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K66.8 - Other specified disorders of peritoneum'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code K66.8 and a single ICD9 code, 568.89 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.