Specific code 2007 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 579.2
Blind loop syndrome
  • ICD-9-CM 579.2 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 579.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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Applies To
  • Postoperative blind loop syndrome
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 579.2 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM K90.2 Blind loop syndrome, not elsewhere classified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 579.2:
  • Blind
    • loop syndrome (postoperative) 579.2
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
    • lacteal, with steatorrhea 579.2
  • Steatorrhea (chronic) 579.8
    • with lacteal obstruction 579.2
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • blind loop (postoperative) 579.2
    • postoperative NEC 998.9
      • blind loop 579.2
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