Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 550.00
Unilateral or unspecified inguinal hernia with gangrene
  • Short description: Unilat ing hernia w gang.
  • ICD-9-CM 550.00 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 550.00 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 550.00.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 550.00: 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Disease Synonyms
  • Direct gangrenous inguinal hernia
  • Direct inguinal hernia w gangrene
  • Indirect gangrenous inguinal hernia
  • Indirect inguinal hernia w gangrene
  • Indirect inguinal hernia with gangrene
  • Inguinal hernia w gangrene
  • Inguinal hernia with gangrene
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 550.00 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM K40.40 Unilateral inguinal hernia, with gangrene, not specified as recurrent
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