Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 550.02
Inguinal hernia, with gangrene, bilateral (not specified as recurrent)
  • Short description: Bilat ing hernia w gang.
  • ICD-9-CM 550.02 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 550.02 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 550.02.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 550.02: 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 550.02 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K40.10 Bilateral inguinal hernia, with gangrene, not specified as recurrent
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat direct inguinal hernia w gangrene
  • Bilat indirect inguinal hernia w gangrene
  • Bilat inguinal hernia w gangrene
  • Bilateral gangrenous direct inguinal hernias
  • Bilateral gangrenous indirect inguinal hernias
  • Bilateral inguinal hernia with gangrene
  • Both sides direct inguinal hernias with gangrene
  • Both sides indirect inguinal hernias with gangrene
  • Both sides inguinal hernias with gangrene
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