Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 531
Gastric ulcer
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 9 ICD-9-CM codes below 531 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by a circumscribed, inflammatory and necrotic erosive lesion on the mucosal surface of the stomach
  • An ulcerated lesion in the mucosal surface of the stomach. It may progress to involve the deeper layers of the gastric wall
  • Ulceration of the gastric mucosa due to contact with gastric juice. It is often associated with helicobacter pylori infection or consumption of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids)
531 Includes
  • ulcer (peptic):
    • prepyloric
    • pylorus
    • stomach
531 Excludes
Use Additional
  • Use additional E code to identify drug, if drug-induced
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