Gallbladder Sludge ICD 9 Code


Billable Medical Code for Dis of Biliary Tract NEC.

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 576.8

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 576.8.

The Short Description Is: Dis of biliary tract NEC.

Known As

Gallbladder sludge is also known as acquired cystic dilatation of common bile duct, acquired dilated bile duct, acquired dilation of bile duct, adhesion of bile duct, adhesions of biliary tree, aschoff-Rokitansky sinuses, atrophy of bile duct, atrophy of biliary tree, benign recurrent intrahepatic cholestasis, bile duct proliferation, biliary ascariasis, biliary cyst, biliary sludge, biliary tract dysplasia, cholangiectasis, choledochocele, cholestasis, cholestasis (gallbladder condition) in pregnancy, cholestasis (gallbladder disorder) in childbirth, cholestasis in childbirth, cholestasis in newborn, cholestasis in pregnancy, cholestasis of parenteral nutrition, cholestasis of pregnancy, cholestasis postpartum, cholestasis-edema syndrome Norwegian type, cirrhosis secondary to cholestasis, cyst of bile duct, cyst of biliary tract, cyst of intrahepatic bile ducts, cystic dilatation of common bile duct, disorders of biliary tract anastomosis, drug-induced intrahepatic cholestasis, dysfunction of sphincter of oddi, extrahepatic cholestasis, familial arthrogryposis-cholestatic hepatorenal syndrome, fibrosis of bile duct, hemobilia, hepatic duct dysplasia, hypertrophy of bile duct, hypertrophy of biliary tract, intrahepatic cholestasis, jaundice obstructive, north American Indian intrahepatic cholestasis, obstructive hyperbilirubinemia, obstructive jaundice, papillary mass of biliary tract, postpartum cholestasis, postpartum cholestasis (gallbladder disorder after childbirth), progressive intrahepatic cholestasis, sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, stasis of bile duct, toxic liver disease w cholestasis, toxic liver disease with cholestasis, ulcer of bile duct, ulcer of cystic duct, ulceration of biliary tree, vanishing bile duct syndrome, and verbrycke’s syndrome. This excludes congenital choledochal cyst (751.69). This applies to adhesions of bile duce [any], atrophy of bile duct [any], cyst of bile duct [any], hypertrophy of bile duct [any], stasis of bile duct [any], and ulcer of bile duct [any].

Gallbladder Sludge Definition and Symptoms

Gallbladder sludge is a mixture of mucus and particulate matter that forms in bile. Sludge is detected by a transabdominal ultrasonography. Symptoms include chills, indigestion, sweating, nausea, severe pain in the abdomen, fever, and bloating.