Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 552.3
Diaphragmatic hernia with obstruction
  • Short description: Diaphragm hernia w obstr.
  • ICD-9-CM 552.3 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 552.3 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 552.3.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 552.3: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Diaphragmatic hernia w obstruction
  • Hiatal hernia w obstruction
  • Hiatal hernia with obstruction
  • Hiatus hernia - irreducible
  • Hiatus hernia with obstruction
  • Incarcerated diaphragmatic hernia
  • Incarcerated hiatal hernia
  • Incarcerated obstructed paraesophageal hernia
  • Incarcerated paraesophageal hernia
  • Irreducible abdominal hernia with obstruction
  • Irreducible diaphragmatic hernia
  • Irreducible diaphragmatic hernia w obstruction
  • Irreducible hiatal hernia
  • Irreducible hiatal hernia w obstruction
  • Irreducible hiatal hernia with obstruction
  • Irreducible obstructed diaphragmatic hernia
  • Irreducible obstructed hiatal hernia
  • Irreducible paraesophageal hernia
  • Irreducible paraesophageal hernia w obstruction
  • Irreducible paraesophageal hernia with obstruction
  • Obstructed diaphragmatic hernia
  • Paraesophageal hernia w obstruction
  • Paraesophageal hernia with obstruction
  • Paraesophageal obstructed hernia
552.3 Excludes
  • congenital diaphragmatic hernia (756.6)
Applies To
  • Hernia:
    • hiatal (esophageal) (sliding) specified as incarcerated, irreducible, strangulated, or causing obstruction
    • paraesophageal specified as incarcerated, irreducible, strangulated, or causing obstruction
  • Thoracic stomach specified as incarcerated, irreducible, strangulated, or causing obstruction
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 552.3 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K44.0 Diaphragmatic hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 552.3:
  • Hernia, hernial (acquired) (recurrent) 553.9
    • diaphragm, diaphragmatic 553.3
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.3
        • obstruction 552.3
      • congenital 756.6
      • due to gross defect of diaphragm 756.6
      • traumatic 862.0
        • with open wound into cavity 862.1
    • esophageal hiatus (sliding) 553.3
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.3
        • obstruction 552.3
      • congenital 750.6
    • hiatal (esophageal) (sliding) 553.3
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.3
        • obstruction 552.3
      • congenital 750.6
    • paraesophageal 553.3
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.3
        • obstruction 552.3
      • congenital 750.6
    • parahiatal 553.3
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.3
        • obstruction 552.3
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