Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 557.9
Unspecified vascular insufficiency of intestine
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Vasc insuff intest NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 557.9 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 557.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Ischemic colitis
  • Vascular insufficiency of intestine
Applies To
  • Alimentary pain due to vascular insufficiency
  • Ischemic colitis, enteritis, or enterocolitis NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 557.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K55.9 Vascular disorder of intestine, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 557.9:
  • Colitis (acute) (catarrhal) (croupous) (cystica superficialis) (exudative) (hemorrhagic) (noninfectious) (phlegmonous) (presumed noninfectious) 558.9
    • ischemic 557.9
  • Enteritis (acute) (catarrhal) (choleraic) (chronic) (congestive) (diarrheal) (exudative) (follicular) (hemorrhagic) (infantile) (lienteric) (noninfectious) (perforative) (phlegmonous) (presumed noninfectious) (pseudomembranous) 558.9
    • ischemic 557.9
  • Insufficiency, insufficient
    • vascular 459.9
      • intestine NEC 557.9
      • mesenteric 557.1
      • peripheral 443.9
      • renal (see also Hypertension, kidney) 403.90
  • Ischemia, ischemic 459.9
    • bowel (transient) 557.9
    • colon 557.9
    • intestine (transient) 557.9
    • small bowel 557.9
  • Pain(s) (see also Painful) 780.96
    • alimentary, due to vascular insufficiency 557.9
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • ischemic bowel (transient) 557.9
      • chronic 557.1
      • due to mesenteric artery insufficiency 557.1
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