ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K46.0

Unsp abdominal hernia with obstruction, without gangrene

Diagnosis Code K46.0

ICD-10: K46.0
Short Description: Unsp abdominal hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
Long Description: Unspecified abdominal hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K46.0

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K46.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 393
  • OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC 394
  • OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC 395

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  • 552.9 - Hernia, site NOS w obstr

Synonyms
  • Hernia, with obstruction
  • Intra-abdominal hernia
  • Intra-abdominal hernia
  • Irreducible hernia of anterior abdominal wall
  • Obstructed hernia of anterior abdominal wall
  • Obstructed internal hernia
  • On examination - hernia
  • On examination - hernia
  • On examination - irreducible hernia
  • On examination - strangulated hernia
  • Recurrent hernia of anterior abdominal wall
  • Recurrent hernia of anterior abdominal wall with obstruction
  • Richter's inguinal hernia
  • Strangulated inguinal hernia
  • Strangulated internal hernia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K46.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


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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Intestinal Obstruction

Also called: Bowel obstruction, Intestinal volvulus, Paralytic ileus

An intestinal obstruction occurs when food or stool cannot move through the intestines. The obstruction can be complete or partial. There are many causes. The most common are adhesions, hernias, cancers, and certain medicines.

Symptoms include

  • Severe abdominal pain or cramping
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Loud bowel sounds
  • Swelling of the abdomen
  • Inability to pass gas
  • Constipation

A complete intestinal obstruction is a medical emergency. It often requires surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Intestinal obstruction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intestinal obstruction repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intestinal or bowel obstruction - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intussusception - children (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Small bowel resection (Medical Encyclopedia)


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