What is the ICD 10 code for mesenteric ischemia?

Acute (reversible) ischemia of intestine, part and extent unspecified. K55. 059 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.

What is SMA syndrome ICD 10?

9: Spinal muscular atrophy, unspecified.

What is the ICD 10 code for superior mesenteric artery thrombosis?

The Index to Diseases references code I81, Portal vein, under Thrombosis, mesenteric, vein. However, mesenteric thrombosis are inclusion terms under subcategory K55. 0-, Acute vascular disorders of intestine.

How is mesenteric ischemia diagnosed?

How is mesenteric ischemia diagnosed?

  1. Angiography. For this test, a long, thin tube called a catheter is inserted into an artery in the groin.
  2. CT angiography. This test is similar to angiography but uses 3-Dimages guided by a computer.
  3. MR angiography.
  4. Doppler ultrasound.
  5. Blood tests.

What is mesenteric artery stenosis?

Mesenteric artery stenosis is the narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the intestines. These arteries are called the mesenteric arteries.

What is chronic mesenteric ischemia?

Chronic mesenteric ischemia, also referred to as intestinal ischemia occurs when plaque builds up in the major arteries that supply blood to the small intestine or small bowel. When left untreated, the blockage can decrease blood flow so much that the tissues in the intestines die.

What is the most common cause of mesenteric ischemia?

Acute mesenteric ischemia is most commonly caused by a blood clot in the main mesenteric artery. The blood clot often originates in the heart. The chronic form is most commonly caused by a buildup of plaque that narrows the arteries.

What are the symptoms of mesenteric artery ischemia?


  • Abrupt, severe abdominal pain.
  • Urgent need to have a bowel movement.
  • Fever.
  • Nausea and vomiting.

What can I eat with mesenteric ischemia?

Because chronic mesenteric ischemia is a complication of diffuse atherosclerosis of the arterial tree, patients with this condition should maintain a low-fat diet, similar to that of patients with cardiac disease. Some patients report increased postprandial pain after eating large or fatty meals.