K38.2: Diverticulum of appendix

The wall of your appendix has turned outward.

The appendix is usually located on the right side attached to the first part of the large intestine. The first part of the large intestine is also known as the cecum.

The intestines are like a flexible tube. There is a hollow space on the inside. The intestinal wall lies around this hollow space. The wall of your appendix is turned outward, or protruding. A very large number of people have protrusions on their intestines. The protrusions are encouraged by a low-fiber diet and a lack of exercise. Most of the time, the protrusions do not cause any symptoms. If the protrusions become inflamed, that may cause symptoms.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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