Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 560.9
Unspecified intestinal obstruction
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Intestinal obstruct NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 560.9 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 560.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Chronic ulcerative pancolitis w obstruction
  • Chronic ulcerative pancolitis with obstruction
  • Chronic ulcerative proctitis w obstruction
  • Chronic ulcerative proctitis with obstruction
  • Chronic ulcerative rectosigmoiditis w obstruction
  • Chronic ulcerative rectosigmoiditis with obstruction
  • Colon obstruction
  • Colon stricture
  • Colonic pseudopolyp w obstruction
  • Colonic pseudopolyp with obstruction
  • Crohns disease of colon w obstruction
  • Crohns disease of colon with obstruction
  • Crohns disease of small intestine and colon w obstruction
  • Crohns disease of small intestine w obstruction
  • Crohns disease of small intestine with obstruction
  • Crohns disease small intestine, colon with obstruction
  • Crohns disease w obstruction
  • Crohns disease with obstruction
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Intestinal obstruction due to chronic ulcerative pancolitis
  • Intestinal obstruction due to chronic ulcerative proctitis
  • Intestinal obstruction due to chronic ulcerative rectosigmoiditis
  • Intestinal obstruction due to colonic inflammatory polyps
  • Intestinal obstruction due to Crohn's disease
  • Intestinal obstruction due to Crohn's disease of large intestine
  • Intestinal obstruction due to Crohn's disease of small and large intestines
  • Intestinal obstruction due to Crohn's disease of small intestine
  • Intestinal obstruction due to ulcerative colitis
  • Mechanical ileus
  • Obstruction of colon
  • Partial obstruction of small bowel
  • Partial small bowel obstruction
  • Postprocedural intestinal obstruction
  • Recurrent intestinal obstruction
  • Small bowel obstruction
  • Stricture of colon
  • Ulcerative colitis w obstruction
  • Ulcerative colitis with obstruction
Clinical Information
  • An intestinal obstruction occurs when food or stool cannot move through the intestines. The obstruction can be complete or partial. There are many causes. The most common are adhesions, hernias, cancers, and certain medicines. Symptoms include
    • severe abdominal pain or cramping
    • vomiting
    • bloating
    • loud bowel sounds
    • swelling of the abdomen
    • inability to pass gas
    • constipation
    a complete intestinal obstruction is a medical emergency. It often requires surgery. nih: national institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases
  • Any impairment, arrest, or reversal of the normal flow of intestinal contents toward the anal canal.
  • Any impairment, arrest, or reversal of the normal flow of intestinal contents toward the anus.
  • Blockage of the normal flow of the intestinal contents within the bowel.
560.9 Excludes
  • congenital stricture or stenosis of intestine (751.1-751.2)
Applies To
  • Enterostenosis
  • Obstruction of intestine or colon
  • Occlusion of intestine or colon
  • Stenosis of intestine or colon
  • Stricture of intestine or colon
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 560.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K56.60 Unspecified intestinal obstruction
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 560.9:
  • Angulation
    • cecum (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • intestine (large) (small) (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • sigmoid (flexure) (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
  • Compression
    • intestine (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
      • with hernia - see Hernia, by site, with obstruction
  • Constriction
    • intestine (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
  • Contraction, contracture, contracted
    • bowel (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • cecum (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • colon (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • intestine (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • rectosigmoid (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • sigmoid (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
  • Enterostenosis (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
  • 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
  • Ileus (adynamic) (bowel) (colon) (inhibitory) (intestine) (neurogenic) (paralytic) 560.1
    • mechanical (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
  • Kink, kinking
    • ileum or intestine (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • Lane's (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
  • Lane's
    • kink (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
  • Locked bowel or intestine (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
    • alimentary canal (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • bowel (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • cecum (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • colon (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • gastrointestinal (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • ileocecal coil (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • ileum (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • intestine (mechanical) (neurogenic) (paroxysmal) (postinfectional) (reflex) 560.9
      • with
        • adhesions (intestinal) (peritoneal) 560.81
        • hernia - see also Hernia, by site, with obstruction
          • gangrenous - see Hernia, by site, with gangrene
      • adynamic (see also Ileus) 560.1
      • by gallstone 560.31
      • congenital or infantile (small) 751.1
      • due to
      • impaction 560.32
      • infantile - see Obstruction, intestine, congenital
      • newborn
      • specified cause NEC 560.89
      • transitory, newborn 777.4
      • volvulus 560.2
    • jejunum (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • rectosigmoid (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • sigmoid (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
  • Occlusion
    • bowel (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • colon (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • intestine (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
  • Stenosis (cicatricial) - see also Stricture
    • colon (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • intestine (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
  • Stoppage
    • bowel (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • intestine (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
  • Stricture (see also Stenosis) 799.89
    • bowel (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • cecum (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • colon (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • intestine (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
    • sigmoid (flexure) (see also Obstruction, intestine) 560.9
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