Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 577.1
Chronic pancreatitis
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 577.1 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 577.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Chronic pancreatitis due to acute alcohol intoxication
  • Chronic pancreatitis due to chronic alcoholism
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas), chronic
  • Pancreatitis chronic, due to alcohol intoxication
  • Pancreatitis chronic, due to chronic alcoholism
  • Pancreatitis, chronic
Clinical Information
  • A chronic inflammatory process causing damage and fibrosis of the pancreatic parenchyma. Signs and symptoms include abdominal pain, malabsorption and diabetes mellitus
  • Inflammation of the pancreas that is characterized by recurring or persistent abdominal pain with or without steatorrhea or diabetes mellitus. It is characterized by the irregular destruction of the pancreatic parenchyma which may be focal, segmental, or diffuse
Applies To
  • Chronic pancreatitis:
    • NOS
    • infectious
    • interstitial
  • Pancreatitis:
    • painless
    • recurrent
    • relapsing
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 577.1 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM K86.1 Other chronic pancreatitis
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 577.1:
  • Achylia
    • pancreatica 577.1
  • Pancreatitis 577.0
    • chronic (infectious) 577.1
      • recurrent 577.1
    • interstitial (chronic) 577.1
    • painless 577.1
    • recurrent 577.1
    • relapsing 577.1
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