ICD-10-CM Code for Acute cholecystitis K81.0

ICD-10 code K81.0 for Acute cholecystitis is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Diseases of the digestive system .

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Acute cholecystitis
Abscess of gallbladder
Emphysematous (acute) cholecystitis
Empyema of gallbladder
Gangrene of gallbladder
Gangrenous cholecystitis
Suppurative cholecystitis


Excludes1: cholecystitis with cholelithiasis (K80.-)

Use additional code if applicable for associated gangrene of gallbladder (K82.A1), or perforation of gallbladder (K82.A2)

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