Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 537.6
Hourglass stricture or stenosis of stomach
  • 2014
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • Short description: Hourglass stricture stom.
  • ICD-9-CM 537.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 537.6 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2014 version of ICD-9-CM 537.6.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 537.6: 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 537.6 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K31.2 Hourglass stricture and stenosis of stomach
Approximate Synonyms
  • Hourglass contraction of stomach
  • Hourglass stricture and stenosis of stomach
537.6 Excludes
  • congenital hourglass stomach (750.7)
  • hourglass contraction of stomach (536.8)
Applies To
  • Cascade stomach
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 537.6:
  • Cascade stomach 537.6
  • Deformity 738.9
    • cascade, stomach 537.6
  • Stenosis (cicatricial) - see also Stricture
    • stomach, hourglass 537.6
  • Stricture (see also Stenosis) 799.89
    • hourglass, of stomach 537.6
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