Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 568.9
Unspecified disorder of peritoneum
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 568.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 568.9 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 568.9 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K66.9 Disorder of peritoneum, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Disease of peritoneum
  • Disorder of peritoneum
  • Peritoneal disease
Clinical Information
  • A non-neoplastic or neoplastic disorder that affects the peritoneal cavity. Representative examples of non-neoplastic disorders include peritonitis and panniculitis. Representative examples of neoplastic disorders include adenomatoid tumor, primary peritoneal carcinoma, metastatic carcinoma to the peritoneum, and malignant mesothelioma
  • Pathological processes involving the peritoneum
  • Your peritoneum is the tissue that lines your abdominal wall and covers most of the organs in your abdomen. A liquid, peritoneal fluid, lubricates the surface of this tissue.disorders of the peritoneum are not common. They include
    • peritonitis - an inflammation of the peritoneum
    • cancer
    • complications from peritoneal dialysis
    treatment of peritoneal disorders depends on the cause
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 568.9:
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • peritoneum 568.9
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