Specific code 2009 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 553.00
Unilateral or unspecified femoral hernia without obstruction of gangrene
  • Short description: UNILAT FEMORAL HERNIA.
  • ICD-9-CM 553.00 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 553.00 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2009 version of ICD-9-CM 553.00.
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Disease Synonyms
  • Femoral hernia
Applies To
  • Femoral hernia NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 553.00 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K41.90 Unilateral femoral hernia, without obstruction or gangrene, not specified as recurrent
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 553.00:
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