Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 550.1
Inguinal hernia with obstruction without mention of gangrene
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 4 ICD-9-CM codes below 550.1 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Applies To
  • Inguinal hernia with mention of incarceration, irreducibility, or strangulation
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 550.1:
  • Hernia, hernial (acquired) (recurrent) 553.9
    • inguinal (direct) (double) (encysted) (external) (funicular) (indirect) (infantile) (internal) (interstitial) (oblique) (scrotal) (sliding) 550.9
      • with
        • gangrene (obstructed) 550.0
        • obstruction 550.1
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