Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 553.29
Other ventral hernia without mention of obstruction or gangrene
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Ventral hernia NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 553.29 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 553.29 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Epigastric hernia
  • Irreducible Spigelian hernia
  • Simple Spigelian hernia
  • Spigelian hernia
  • Uncomplicated epigastric hernia
Applies To
  • Hernia:
    • epigastric
    • spigelian
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 553.29 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K43.9 Ventral hernia without obstruction or gangrene
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K46.9 Unspecified abdominal hernia without obstruction or gangrene
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 553.29:
  • Epigastrocele (see also Hernia, epigastric) 553.29
  • Evisceration
    • congenital (see also Hernia, ventral) 553.29
  • Hernia, hernial (acquired) (recurrent) 553.9
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