Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 553.21
Incisional hernia without mention of obstruction or gangrene
  • Short description: Incisional hernia.
  • ICD-9-CM 553.21 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 553.21 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 553.21.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 553.21: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Incisional hernia
  • Recurrent hernia of anterior abdominal wall
  • Recurrent ventral hernia
  • Ventral hernia, recurrent
Applies To
  • Hernia:
    • postoperative
    • recurrent, ventral
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 553.21 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K43.2 Incisional hernia without obstruction or gangrene
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 553.21:
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