Specific code 2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 552.9
Hernia of unspecified site, with obstruction
  • Short description: Hernia, site NOS w obstr.
  • ICD-9-CM 552.9 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 552.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2013 version of ICD-9-CM 552.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 552.9: 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Intraabdominal hernia w obstruction
  • Intraabdominal hernia with obstruction
  • Irreducible abdominal hernia with obstruction
  • Irreducible intraabdominal hernia
  • Irreducible intra-abdominal hernia
  • Irreducible intraabdominal hernia w obstruction
  • Irreducible obstructed intra-abdominal hernia
  • Obstructed internal hernia
Applies To
  • Any condition classifiable to 553.9 if specified as incarcerated, irreducible, strangulated, or causing obstruction
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 552.9 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K46.0 Unspecified abdominal hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 552.9:
  • Hernia, hernial (acquired) (recurrent) 553.9
    • with
      • gangrene (obstructed) NEC 551.9
      • obstruction NEC 552.9
    • colic 553.9
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.9
        • obstruction 552.9
    • colon 553.9
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.9
        • obstruction 552.9
    • diverticulum, intestine 553.9
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.9
        • obstruction 552.9
    • due to adhesion with obstruction 552.9
    • gastrointestinal tract 553.9
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.9
        • obstruction 552.9
    • incarcerated (see also Hernia, by site, with obstruction) 552.9
      • gangrenous (see also Hernia, by site, with gangrene) 551.9
    • interstitial 553.9
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.9
        • obstruction 552.9
      • inguinal - see Hernia, inguinal
    • intestine, intestinal 553.9
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.9
        • obstruction 552.9
    • intra-abdominal 553.9
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.9
        • obstruction 552.9
    • intraparietal 553.9
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.9
        • obstruction 552.9
    • irreducible (see also Hernia, by site, with obstruction) 552.9
      • gangrenous (with obstruction) (see also Hernia, by site, with gangrene) 551.9
    • Littre's (diverticular) 553.9
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.9
        • obstruction 552.9
    • obstructive (see also Hernia, by site, with obstruction) 552.9
      • gangrenous (with obstruction) (see also Hernia, by site, with gangrene) 551.9
    • parietal 553.9
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.9
        • obstruction 552.9
    • Richter's (parietal) 553.9
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 551.9
        • obstruction 552.9
    • strangulated (see also Hernia, by site, with obstruction) 552.9
      • gangrenous (with obstruction) (see also Hernia, by site, with gangrene) 551.9
  • Incarceration, incarcerated
    • enterocele 552.9
    • epiplocele 552.9
    • rupture (meaning hernia) (see also Hernia, by site, with obstruction) 552.9
      • gangrenous (see also Hernia, by site, with gangrene) 551.9
    • sarcoepiplocele 552.9
  • Rupture, ruptured 553.9
    • obstructed (see also Hernia, by site, with obstruction) 552.9
      • gangrenous (see also Hernia, by site, with gangrene) 551.9
  • Strangulation, strangulated 994.7
    • rupture (see also Hernia, by site, with obstruction) 552.9
      • gangrenous (see also Hernia, by site, with gangrene) 551.9
    • stomach, due to hernia (see also Hernia, by site, with obstruction 552.9
      • with gangrene (see also Hernia, by site, with gangrene) 551.9
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