ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K46

Unspecified abdominal hernia

Diagnosis Code K46

ICD-10: K46
Short Description: Unspecified abdominal hernia
Long Description: Unspecified abdominal hernia
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K46

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Hernia (K40-K46)
      • Unspecified abdominal hernia (K46)

Information for Patients


Hernia

Also called: Enterocele

A hernia happens when part of an internal organ or tissue bulges through a weak area of muscle. Most hernias are in the abdomen.

There are several types of hernias, including

  • Inguinal, in the groin. This is the the most common type.
  • Umbilical, around the belly button
  • Incisional, through a scar
  • Hiatal, a small opening in the diaphragm that allows the upper part of the stomach to move up into the chest.
  • Congenital diaphragmatic, a birth defect that needs surgery

Hernias are common. They can affect men, women, and children. A combination of muscle weakness and straining, such as with heavy lifting, might contribute. Some people are born with weak abdominal muscles and may be more likely to get a hernia.

Treatment is usually surgery to repair the opening in the muscle wall. Untreated hernias can cause pain and health problems.

  • Diaphragmatic hernia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diaphragmatic hernia repair - congenital (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Femoral hernia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Femoral hernia repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gastroschisis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gastroschisis repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hernia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Inguinal hernia repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Umbilical hernia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Umbilical hernia repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ventral hernia repair (Medical Encyclopedia)


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