Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 551.1
Umbilical hernia with gangrene
  • Short description: Umbilical hernia w gangr.
  • ICD-9-CM 551.1 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 551.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 551.1.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 551.1: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Umbilical hernia w gangrene
Applies To
  • Parumbilical hernia specified as gangrenous
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 551.1 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K42.1 Umbilical hernia with gangrene
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 551.1:
  • Hernia, hernial (acquired) (recurrent) 553.9
    • funicular (umbilical) 553.1
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.1
        • obstruction 552.1
          • and gangrene 551.1
      • spermatic cord - see Hernia, inguinal
    • paraumbilical 553.1
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.1
        • obstruction 552.1
          • and gangrene 551.1
    • umbilicus, umbilical 553.1
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.1
        • obstruction 552.1
          • and gangrene 551.1
  • Incarceration, incarcerated
    • exomphalos 552.1
      • gangrenous 551.1
    • sarcoepiplomphalocele 552.1
      • with gangrene 551.1
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