Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 553.02
Femoral hernia without mention of obstruction or gangrene, bilateral (not specified as recurrent)
  • Short description: Bilateral femoral hernia.
  • ICD-9-CM 553.02 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 553.02 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 553.02.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 553.02: 2013 2014 2015.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat femoral hernia
  • Bilateral femoral hernia
  • Both sides femoral hernias
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 553.02 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM K41.20 Bilateral femoral hernia, without obstruction or gangrene, not specified as recurrent
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 553.02:
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