Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 553.3
Diaphragmatic hernia without mention of obstruction or gangrene
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Diaphragmatic hernia.
  • ICD-9-CM 553.3 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 553.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Paraesophageal hernia
553.3 Excludes
  • congenital:
  • esophagocele (530.6)
Applies To
  • Hernia:
    • hiatal (esophageal) (sliding)
    • paraesophageal
  • Thoracic stomach
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 553.3 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K44.9 Diaphragmatic hernia without obstruction or gangrene
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 553.3:
  • Hernia, hernial (acquired) (recurrent) 553.9
    • diaphragm, diaphragmatic 553.3
    • esophageal hiatus (sliding) 553.3
    • hiatal (esophageal) (sliding) 553.3
    • paraesophageal 553.3
    • parahiatal 553.3
  • Saint
    • triad (see also Hernia, diaphragm) 553.3
  • Triad
    • Saint's (see also Hernia, diaphragm) 553.3
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