Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 778.6
Congenital hydrocele
  • ICD-9-CM 778.6 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 778.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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Disease Synonyms
  • Hydrocele, infant
  • Infantile hydrocele
Applies To
  • Congenital hydrocele of tunica vaginalis
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 778.6 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM P83.5 Congenital hydrocele
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 778.6:
  • Anomaly, anomalous (congenital) (unspecified type) 759.9
  • Hydrocele (calcified) (chylous) (idiopathic) (infantile) (inguinal canal) (recurrent) (senile) (spermatic cord) (testis) (tunica vaginalis) 603.9
    • congenital 778.6
    • encysted 603.0
      • congenital 778.6
    • specified type NEC 603.8
      • congenital 778.6
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