Specific code 2009 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 551.29
Other ventral hernia with gangrene
  • Short description: GANG VENTRAL HERNIA NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 551.29 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 551.29 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2009 version of ICD-9-CM 551.29.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 551.29: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 551.29 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K43.7 Other and unspecified ventral hernia with gangrene
Approximate Synonyms
  • Epigastric hernia w gangrene
  • Epigastric hernia with gangrene
  • Epigastric hernia with gangrene AND obstruction
  • Spigelian hernia w gangrene
  • Spigelian hernia with gangrene
Applies To
  • Epigastric hernia specified as gangrenous
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 551.29:
  • Hernia, hernial (acquired) (recurrent) 553.9
    • spigelian 553.29
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.29
        • obstruction 552.29
          • and gangrene 551.29
  • Incarceration, incarcerated
    • epigastrocele 552.29
      • gangrenous 551.29
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