Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 553.9
Hernia of unspecified site without mention of obstruction or gangrene
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Hernia NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 553.9 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 553.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • B�clard's hernia
  • Epiplocele
  • Foraminal hernia into epiploic foramen
  • Hernia of body cavity structure
  • Intermuscular hernia
  • Intersigmoid hernia
  • Interstitial hernia
  • Intestinal hernia
  • Intra abdominal hernia
  • Intraabdominal hernia
  • Intra-abdominal hernia
  • Littr� hernia
  • On examination - hernia
  • On examination - hernia-cough impulse shown
  • On examination - hernial orifices examined
  • On examination - reducible hernia
  • Para-ileostomy hernia
  • Rupture of hernia
  • Sarcoepiplocele
Applies To
  • Enterocele
  • Epiplocele
  • Hernia:
    • NOS
    • interstitial
    • intestinal
    • intra-abdominal
  • Rupture (nontraumatic)
  • Sarcoepiplocele
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 553.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K46.9 Unspecified abdominal hernia without obstruction or gangrene
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 553.9:
  • Enterocele (see also Hernia) 553.9
    • pelvis, pelvic (acquired) (congenital) 618.6
    • vagina, vaginal (acquired) (congenital) 618.6
  • Epiplocele (see also Hernia) 553.9
  • Hernia, hernial (acquired) (recurrent) 553.9
    • abdomen (wall) - see Hernia, ventral
    • abdominal, specified site NEC 553.8
    • bilateral (inguinal) - see Hernia, inguinal
    • bladder (sphincter)
    • cartilage, vertebral - see Displacement, intervertebral disc
    • colic 553.9
    • colon 553.9
    • crural - see Hernia, femoral
    • direct (inguinal) - see Hernia, inguinal
    • disc, intervertebral - see Displacement, intervertebral disc
    • diverticulum, intestine 553.9
    • double (inguinal) - see Hernia, inguinal
    • due to adhesion with obstruction 552.9
    • en glissade - see Hernia, inguinal
    • external (inguinal) - see Hernia, inguinal
    • funicular (umbilical) 553.1
      • with
      • spermatic cord - see Hernia, inguinal
    • gangrenous - see Hernia, by site, with gangrene
    • gastrointestinal tract 553.9
    • gluteal - see Hernia, femoral
    • Gruber's (internal mesogastric) 553.8
    • incarcerated (see also Hernia, by site, with obstruction) 552.9
      • gangrenous (see also Hernia, by site, with gangrene) 551.9
    • indirect (inguinal) - see Hernia, inguinal
    • infantile - see Hernia, inguinal
    • inguinal (direct) (double) (encysted) (external) (funicular) (indirect) (infantile) (internal) (interstitial) (oblique) (scrotal) (sliding) 550.9
    • internal 553.8
      • with
      • inguinal - see Hernia, inguinal
    • interstitial 553.9
      • with
      • inguinal - see Hernia, inguinal
    • intervertebral cartilage or disc - see Displacement, intervertebral disc
    • intestine, intestinal 553.9
    • intra-abdominal 553.9
    • intraparietal 553.9
    • irreducible (see also Hernia, by site, with obstruction) 552.9
      • gangrenous (with obstruction) (see also Hernia, by site, with gangrene) 551.9
    • linea
      • alba - see Hernia, epigastric
      • semilunaris - see Hernia, spigelian
    • Littre's (diverticular) 553.9
    • nucleus pulposus - see Displacement, intervertebral disc
    • oblique (inguinal) - see Hernia, inguinal
    • 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
    • Richter's (parietal) 553.9
    • Rieux's, Riex's (retrocecal) 553.8
    • scrotum, scrotal - see Hernia, inguinal
    • sliding (inguinal) - see also Hernia, inguinal
      • hiatus - see Hernia, hiatal
    • spinal (see also Spina bifida) 741.9
    • strangulated (see also Hernia, by site, with obstruction) 552.9
      • gangrenous (with obstruction) (see also Hernia, by site, with gangrene) 551.9
    • supraumbilicus (linea alba) - see Hernia, epigastric
    • testis (nontraumatic) 550.9
      • meaning
        • scrotal hernia 550.9
        • symptomatic late syphilis 095.8
    • vaginal (posterior) 618.6
    • velpeau's (femoral) (see also Hernia, femoral) 553.00
    • vesical
  • Rupture, ruptured 553.9
    • abscess (spontaneous) - see Abscess, by site
    • amnion - see Rupture, membranes
    • aneurysm - see Aneurysm
    • anus (sphincter) - see Laceration, anus
    • appendix (with peritonitis) 540.0
      • with peritoneal abscess 540.1
      • traumatic - see Injury, internal, gastrointestinal tract
    • arteriovenous fistula, brain (congenital) 430
    • artery 447.2
      • brain (see also Hemorrhage, brain) 431
      • coronary (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
      • heart (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
      • pulmonary 417.8
      • traumatic (complication) (see also Injury, blood vessel, by site) 904.9
    • bile duct, except cystic (see also Disease, biliary) 576.3
      • cystic 575.4
      • traumatic - see Injury, internal, intra-abdominal
    • bladder (sphincter) 596.6
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with damage to pelvic organs
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.2
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.2
      • following
      • nontraumatic 596.6
      • obstetrical trauma 665.5
      • spontaneous 596.6
      • traumatic - see Injury, internal, bladder
    • blood vessel (see also Hemorrhage) 459.0
      • brain (see also Hemorrhage, brain) 431
      • heart (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
      • traumatic (complication) (see also Injury, blood vessel, by site) 904.9
    • bone - see Fracture, by site
    • bowel 569.89
      • traumatic - see Injury, internal, intestine
    • brain
      • aneurysm (congenital) (see also Hemorrhage, subarachnoid) 430
        • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
        • syphilitic 094.87
      • hemorrhagic (see also Hemorrhage, brain) 431
      • injury at birth 767.0
      • syphilitic 094.89
    • cardiac (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
    • cartilage (articular) (current) - see also Sprain, by site
      • knee - see Tear, meniscus
      • semilunar - see Tear, meniscus
    • cerebral aneurysm (congenital) (see also Hemorrhage, subarachnoid) 430
      • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
    • cervix (uteri)
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with damage to pelvic organs
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.2
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.2
      • following
      • obstetrical trauma 665.3
      • traumatic - see Injury, internal, cervix
    • choroid (direct) (indirect) (traumatic) 363.63
    • circle of Willis (see also Hemorrhage, subarachnoid) 430
      • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
    • colon 569.89
      • traumatic - see Injury, internal, colon
    • cornea (traumatic) - see also Rupture, eye
    • coronary (artery) (thrombotic) (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
    • corpus luteum (infected) (ovary) 620.1
    • cyst - see Cyst
    • cystic duct (see also Disease, gallbladder) 575.4
    • Descemet's membrane 371.33
      • traumatic - see Rupture, eye
    • diaphragm - see also Hernia, diaphragm
      • traumatic - see Injury, internal, diaphragm
    • duodenum (ulcer) - see Ulcer, duodenum, with perforation
    • ear drum (see also Perforation, tympanum) 384.20
      • with otitis media - see Otitis media
      • traumatic - see Wound, open, ear
    • esophagus 530.4
      • traumatic 862.22
        • with open wound into cavity 862.32
        • cervical region - see Wound, open, esophagus
    • eye (without prolapse of intraocular tissue) 871.0
      • with
        • exposure of intraocular tissue 871.1
        • partial loss of intraocular tissue 871.2
        • prolapse of intraocular tissue 871.1
      • due to burn 940.5
    • fallopian tube 620.8
      • due to pregnancy - see Pregnancy, tubal
      • traumatic - see Injury, internal, fallopian tube
    • free wall (ventricle) (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
    • gallbladder or duct (see also Disease, gallbladder) 575.4
      • traumatic - see Injury, internal, gallbladder
    • globe (eye) (traumatic) - see Rupture, eye
    • graafian follicle (hematoma) 620.0
    • heart (auricle) (ventricle) (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
      • infectional 422.90
      • traumatic - see Rupture, myocardium, traumatic
    • internal
      • organ, traumatic - see also Injury, internal, by site
        • heart - see Rupture, myocardium, traumatic
        • kidney - see Rupture, kidney
        • liver - see Rupture, liver
        • spleen - see Rupture, spleen, traumatic
      • semilunar cartilage - see Tear, meniscus
    • intervertebral disc - see Displacement, intervertebral disc
      • traumatic (current) - see Dislocation, vertebra
    • intestine 569.89
      • traumatic - see Injury, internal, intestine
    • intracranial, birth injury 767.0
    • iris 364.76
      • traumatic - see Rupture, eye
    • joint capsule - see Sprain, by site
    • lacrimal apparatus (traumatic) 870.2
    • ligament - see also Sprain, by site
      • with open wound - see Wound, open, by site
      • old (see also Disorder, cartilage, articular) 718.0
    • lymphatic (node) (vessel) 457.8
    • marginal sinus (placental) (with hemorrhage) 641.2
      • affecting fetus or newborn 762.1
    • meaning hernia - see Hernia
    • membrana tympani (see also Perforation, tympanum) 384.20
      • with otitis media - see Otitis media
      • traumatic - see Wound, open, ear
    • membranes (spontaneous)
      • artificial
        • delayed delivery following 658.3
          • affecting fetus or newborn 761.1
          • fetus or newborn 761.1
      • delayed delivery following 658.2
        • affecting fetus or newborn 761.1
      • premature (less than 24 hours prior to onset of labor) 658.1
        • affecting fetus or newborn 761.1
        • delayed delivery following 658.2
          • affecting fetus or newborn 761.1
    • meningeal artery (see also Hemorrhage, subarachnoid) 430
      • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
    • meniscus (knee) - see also Tear, meniscus
      • old (see also Derangement, meniscus) 717.5
        • site other than knee - see Disorder, cartilage, articular
      • site other than knee - see Sprain, by site
    • mesentery 568.89
      • traumatic - see Injury, internal, mesentery
    • mitral - see Insufficiency, mitral
    • muscle (traumatic) NEC - see also Sprain, by site
      • with open wound - see Wound, open, by site
      • nontraumatic 728.83
    • musculotendinous cuff (nontraumatic) (shoulder) 840.4
    • mycotic aneurysm, causing cerebral hemorrhage (see also Hemorrhage, subarachnoid) 430
      • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
    • myocardium, myocardial (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
    • nontraumatic (meaning hernia) (see also Hernia, by site) 553.9
    • obstructed (see also Hernia, by site, with obstruction) 552.9
      • gangrenous (see also Hernia, by site, with gangrene) 551.9
    • oviduct 620.8
      • due to pregnancy - see Pregnancy, tubal
    • pancreas 577.8
      • traumatic - see Injury, internal, pancreas
    • papillary muscle (ventricular) 429.6
    • pelvic
      • floor, complicating delivery 664.1
      • organ NEC - see Injury, pelvic, organs
    • penis (traumatic) - see Wound, open, penis
    • perineum 624.8
      • during delivery (see also Laceration, perineum, complicating delivery) 664.4
    • pharynx (nontraumatic) (spontaneous) 478.29
    • pregnant uterus (before onset of labor) 665.0
    • prostate (traumatic) - see Injury, internal, prostate
    • pus tube (see also Salpingo-oophoritis) 614.2
    • pyosalpinx (see also Salpingo-oophoritis) 614.2
    • rectum 569.49
      • traumatic - see Injury, internal, rectum
    • retina, retinal (traumatic) (without detachment) 361.30
      • with detachment (see also Detachment, retina, with retinal defect) 361.00
    • semilunar cartilage, knee (see also Tear, meniscus) 836.2
      • old (see also Derangement, meniscus) 717.5
    • sigmoid 569.89
      • traumatic - see Injury, internal, colon, sigmoid
    • spinal cord - see also Injury, spinal, by site
      • due to injury at birth 767.4
      • fetus or newborn 767.4
      • syphilitic 094.89
      • traumatic - see also Injury, spinal, by site
        • with fracture - see Fracture, vertebra, by site, with spinal cord injury
    • stomach 537.89
      • due to injury at birth 767.8
      • traumatic - see Injury, internal, stomach
      • ulcer - see Ulcer, stomach, with perforation
    • traumatic
      • with open wound - see Wound, open, by site
      • aorta - see Rupture, aorta, traumatic
      • ear drum - see Wound, open, ear, drum
      • external site - see Wound, open, by site
      • eye 871.2
      • globe (eye) - see Wound, open, eyeball
      • internal organ (abdomen, chest, or pelvis) - see also Injury, internal, by site
        • heart - see Rupture, myocardium, traumatic
        • kidney - see Rupture, kidney
        • liver - see Rupture, liver
        • spleen - see Rupture, spleen, traumatic
      • ligament, muscle, or tendon - see also Sprain, by site
        • with open wound - see Wound, open, by site
      • meaning hernia - see Hernia
    • tricuspid (heart) (valve) - see Endocarditis, tricuspid
    • tube, tubal 620.8
      • abscess (see also Salpingo-oophoritis) 614.2
      • due to pregnancy - see Pregnancy, tubal
    • tympanum, tympanic (membrane) (see also Perforation, tympanum) 384.20
      • with otitis media - see Otitis media
      • traumatic - see Wound, open, ear, drum
    • ureter (traumatic) (see also Injury, internal, ureter) 867.2
    • urethra 599.84
      • with
        • abortion - see Abortion, by type, with damage to pelvic organs
        • ectopic pregnancy (see also categories 633.0-633.9) 639.2
        • molar pregnancy (see also categories 630-632) 639.2
      • following
      • obstetrical trauma 665.5
      • traumatic - see Injury, internal urethra
    • uterosacral ligament 620.8
    • uterus (traumatic) - see also Injury, internal uterus
    • vagina 878.6
      • complicated 878.7
      • complicating delivery - see Laceration, vagina, complicating delivery
    • valve, valvular (heart) - see Endocarditis
    • varicose vein - see Varicose, vein
    • varix - see Varix
    • ventricle (free wall) (left) (see also Infarct, myocardium) 410.9
    • vesical (urinary) 596.6
      • traumatic - see Injury, internal, bladder
  • Sarcoepiplocele (see also Hernia) 553.9
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