K38.8: Other specified diseases of appendix
You have a disease of your appendix.
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.
For example, your appendix may have turned inward or into your large intestine.
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
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