Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 557.0
Acute vascular insufficiency of intestine
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Ac vasc insuff intestine.
  • ICD-9-CM 557.0 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 557.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acute ischemic colitis
  • Acute mesenteric vein thrombosis
  • Acute thrombosis of mesenteric vein
  • Chronic mesenteric vein thrombosis
  • Chronic thrombosis of mesenteric vein
  • Enterocolitis, necrotizing (bowel condition)
  • Mesenteric vein thrombosis
  • Mesenteric vein thrombosis, chronic
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis in fetus OR newborn
  • Thrombosis of mesenteric vein
Applies To
  • Acute:
    • hemorrhagic enterocolitis
    • ischemic colitis, enteritis, or enterocolitis
    • massive necrosis of intestine
  • Bowel infarction
  • Embolism of mesenteric artery
  • Fulminant enterocolitis
  • Hemorrhagic necrosis of intestine
  • Infarction of appendices epiploicae
  • Intestinal gangrene
  • Intestinal infarction (acute) (agnogenic) (hemorrhagic) (nonocclusive)
  • Mesenteric infarction (embolic) (thrombotic)
  • Necrosis of intestine
  • Terminal hemorrhagic enteropathy
  • Thrombosis of mesenteric artery
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 557.0 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K55.0 Acute vascular disorders of intestine
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 557.0:
  • Colitis (acute) (catarrhal) (croupous) (cystica superficialis) (exudative) (hemorrhagic) (noninfectious) (phlegmonous) (presumed noninfectious) 558.9
    • ischemic 557.9
      • acute 557.0
      • chronic 557.1
      • due to mesenteric artery insufficiency 557.1
    • thromboulcerative 557.0
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • mesenteric embolic 557.0
  • Embolism 444.9
    • artery 444.9
      • auditory, internal 433.8
      • basilar (see also Occlusion, artery, basilar) 433.0
      • bladder 444.89
      • carotid (common) (internal) (see also Occlusion, artery, carotid) 433.1
      • cerebellar (anterior inferior) (posterior inferior) (superior) 433.8
      • cerebral (see also Embolism, brain) 434.1
      • choroidal (anterior) 433.8
      • communicating posterior 433.8
      • coronary (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
        • without myocardial infarction 411.81
      • extremity 444.22
      • hypophyseal 433.8
      • mesenteric (with gangrene) 557.0
      • ophthalmic (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
      • peripheral 444.22
      • pontine 433.8
      • precerebral NEC - see Occlusion, artery, precerebral
      • pulmonary - see Embolism, pulmonary
      • pyemic 449
      • renal 593.81
      • retinal (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
      • septic 449
      • specified site NEC 444.89
      • vertebral (see also Occlusion, artery, vertebral) 433.2
    • intestine (artery) (vein) (with gangrene) 557.0
    • mesenteric (artery) (with gangrene) 557.0
  • Enteritis (acute) (catarrhal) (choleraic) (chronic) (congestive) (diarrheal) (exudative) (follicular) (hemorrhagic) (infantile) (lienteric) (noninfectious) (perforative) (phlegmonous) (presumed noninfectious) (pseudomembranous) 558.9
    • fulminant 557.0
    • ischemic 557.9
      • acute 557.0
      • chronic 557.1
      • due to mesenteric artery insufficiency 557.1
  • Enterocolitis - see also Enteritis
    • fulminant 557.0
    • hemorrhagic (acute) 557.0
  • Enteropathy 569.9
    • hemorrhagic, terminal 557.0
  • Gangrene, gangrenous (anemia) (artery) (cellulitis) (dermatitis) (dry) (infective) (moist) (pemphigus) (septic) (skin) (stasis) (ulcer) 785.4
    • intestine, intestinal (acute) (hemorrhagic) (massive) 557.0
      • with
        • hernia - see Hernia, by site, with gangrene
        • mesenteric embolism or infarction 557.0
        • obstruction (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • mesentery 557.0
      • with
        • embolism or infarction 557.0
        • intestinal obstruction (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
  • Infarct, infarction
    • appendices epiploicae 557.0
    • bowel 557.0
    • colon (acute) (agnogenic) (embolic) (hemorrhagic) (nonocclusive) (nonthrombotic) (occlusive) (segmental) (thrombotic) (with gangrene) 557.0
    • intestine (acute) (agnogenic) (embolic) (hemorrhagic) (nonocclusive) (nonthrombotic) (occlusive) (thrombotic) (with gangrene) 557.0
    • mesentery, mesenteric (embolic) (thrombotic) (with gangrene) 557.0
    • omentum 557.0
  • Ischemia, ischemic 459.9
    • bowel (transient) 557.9
      • acute 557.0
      • chronic 557.1
      • due to mesenteric artery insufficiency 557.1
    • colon 557.9
      • acute 557.0
      • chronic 557.1
      • due to mesenteric artery insufficiency 557.1
    • intestine (transient) 557.9
      • acute 557.0
      • chronic 557.1
      • due to mesenteric artery insufficiency 557.1
    • small bowel 557.9
      • acute 557.0
      • chronic 557.1
      • due to mesenteric artery insufficiency 557.1
  • Narrowing
    • mesenteric artery (with gangrene) 557.0
  • Necrosis, necrotic
    • colon 557.0
    • intestine (acute) (hemorrhagic) (massive) 557.0
    • omentum 557.0
      • with mesenteric infarction 557.0
      • fat 567.82
    • peritoneum 557.0
      • with mesenteric infarction 557.0
      • fat 567.82
  • Occlusion
    • artery NEC (see also Embolism, artery) 444.9
      • auditory, internal 433.8
      • basilar 433.0
        • with other precerebral artery 433.3
        • bilateral 433.3
      • brain or cerebral (see also Infarct, brain) 434.9
      • carotid 433.1
        • with other precerebral artery 433.3
        • bilateral 433.3
      • cerebellar (anterior inferior) (posterior inferior) (superior) 433.8
      • cerebral (see also Infarct, brain) 434.9
      • choroidal (anterior) 433.8
      • chronic total
      • communicating posterior 433.8
      • complete
      • coronary (thrombotic) (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
      • extremity(ies)
      • hypophyseal 433.8
      • iliac 444.81
      • mesenteric (embolic) (thrombotic) (with gangrene) 557.0
      • pontine 433.8
      • precerebral NEC 433.9
        • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
        • multiple or bilateral 433.3
        • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth 674.0
        • specified NEC 433.8
      • renal 593.81
      • retinal - see Occlusion, retina, artery
      • spinal 433.8
      • vertebral 433.2
        • with other precerebral artery 433.3
        • bilateral 433.3
    • mesenteric artery (embolic) (thrombotic) (with gangrene) 557.0
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • vascular splanchnic 557.0
  • Thrombosis, thrombotic (marantic) (multiple) (progressive) (vein) (vessel) 453.9
    • artery, arteries (postinfectional) 444.9
      • auditory, internal 433.8
      • basilar (see also Occlusion, artery, basilar) 433.0
      • carotid (common) (internal) (see also Occlusion, artery, carotid) 433.1
        • with other precerebral artery 433.3
      • cerebellar (anterior inferior) (posterior inferior) (superior) 433.8
      • cerebral (see also Thrombosis, brain) 434.0
      • choroidal (anterior) 433.8
      • communicating posterior 433.8
      • coronary (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
        • without myocardial infarction 411.81
        • due to syphilis 093.89
        • healed or specified as old 412
      • extremities 444.22
      • femoral 444.22
      • hepatic 444.89
      • hypophyseal 433.8
      • meningeal, anterior or posterior 433.8
      • mesenteric (with gangrene) 557.0
      • ophthalmic (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
      • pontine 433.8
      • popliteal 444.22
      • precerebral - see Occlusion, artery, precerebral NEC
      • pulmonary 415.19
      • renal 593.81
      • retinal (see also Occlusion, retina) 362.30
      • specified site NEC 444.89
      • spinal, anterior or posterior 433.8
      • traumatic (complication) (early) (see also Injury, blood vessel, by site) 904.9
      • vertebral (see also Occlusion, artery, vertebral) 433.2
        • with other precerebral artery 433.3
    • intestine (with gangrene) 557.0
    • mesenteric (artery) (with gangrene) 557.0
      • vein (inferior) (superior) 557.0
    • omentum (with gangrene) 557.0
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