Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 579.2
Blind loop syndrome
  • Billable Code
  • 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.
Clinical Information
  • A malabsorption syndrome that is associated with a blind loop in the upper small intestine that is characterized by the lack of peristaltic movement, stasis of intestinal contents, and the overgrowth of bacteria. Such bacterial overgrowth interferes with bile salts action, fatty acids processing, microvilli integrity, and the absorption of nutrients such as vitamin b12 and folic acid.
Applies To
  • Postoperative blind loop syndrome
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 579.2 converts directly to:
  • 2014 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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