Diagnosis Code 553.20
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- K43.9 - Ventral hernia without obstruction or gangrene (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 553.20 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Hernia, hernial (acquired) (recurrent) 553.9
- ventral 553.20
- gangrene (obstructed) 551.20
- obstruction 552.20
- and gangrene 551.20
- incisional 553.21
- recurrent 553.21
- gangrene (obstructed) 551.21
- obstruction 552.21
- and gangrene 551.21
- ventral 553.20
Information for Patients
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
- Diaphragmatic hernia repair - congenital
- Femoral hernia
- Femoral hernia repair
- Gastroschisis repair
- Inguinal hernia - discharge
- Inguinal hernia repair
- Omphalocele repair
- Umbilical hernia
- Umbilical hernia repair
- Ventral hernia repair