Billable Medical Code for Congenital Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 750.5
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 750.5.
The Short Description Is: Cong pyloric stenosis.
Pyloric stenosis is also known as hypertrophic pyloric stenosis, congenital. This applies to congenital or infantile: constriction of pylorus, hypertrophy of pylorus, spasm of pylorus, stenosis of pylorus, and stricture of pylorus.
Pyloric Stenosis Definition and Symptoms
Pyloric stenosis is a rare condition that affects the opening between the stomach and small intestines in infants. That opening is called the pylorus, which is a muscular valve that holds food in the stomach until it is ready to move to the next step in the digestive system. Symptoms include projectile vomiting, persistent hunger, dehydration, constipation, and a change in bowel movements.