Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 552.29
Other ventral hernia with obstruction
  • Short description: OBSTR VENTRAL HERNIA NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 552.29 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 552.29 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2008 version of ICD-9-CM 552.29.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 552.29: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Epigastric hernia w obstruction
  • Epigastric hernia with obstruction
  • Epigastric hernia with obstruction but no gangrene
  • Incarcerated epigastric hernia
  • Incarcerated obstructed Spigelian hernia
  • Incarcerated spigelian hernia
  • Irreducible abdominal hernia with obstruction
  • Irreducible epigastric hernia
  • Irreducible epigastric hernia w obstruction
  • Irreducible obstructed epigastric hernia
  • Irreducible spigelian hernia
  • Irreducible spigelian hernia w obstruction
  • Irreducible spigelian hernia with obstruction
  • Obstructed epigastric hernia
  • Obstructed spigelian hernia
  • Spigelian hernia w obstruction
  • Spigelian hernia with obstruction
  • Strangulated epigastric hernia
Applies To
  • Epigastric hernia specified as incarcerated, irreducible, strangulated, or causing obstruction
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 552.29 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K43.6 Other and unspecified ventral hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 552.29:
  • Hernia, hernial (acquired) (recurrent) 553.9
  • Incarceration, incarcerated
    • epigastrocele 552.29
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