ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 553.8

Hernia NEC

Diagnosis Code 553.8

ICD-9: 553.8
Short Description: Hernia NEC
Long Description: Hernia of other specified sites without mention of obstruction or gangrene
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 553.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Hernia of abdominal cavity (550-553)
      • 553 Other hernia of abdominal cavity without mention of obstruction or gangrene

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • K45.8 - Oth abdominal hernia without obstruction or gangrene

  • Anterior perineal hernia
  • Cecal hernia
  • Congenital mesocolic hernia
  • Cooper's hernia
  • Epigastric hernia
  • Female perineal hernia
  • Hernia of abdominal cavity
  • Hernia of anterior abdominal wall
  • Hernia of anterior abdominal wall without obstruction AND without gangrene
  • Hernia through lesser sciatic foramen
  • Inferior lumbar hernia
  • Inguinofemoral hernia
  • Internal hernia near ligament of Treitz
  • Irreducible ischiorectal hernia
  • Irreducible lumbar hernia
  • Irreducible obturator hernia
  • Irreducible pudendal hernia
  • Irreducible sciatic hernia
  • Ischiatic hernia
  • Lumbar hernia
  • Mesenteric hernia
  • Obturator hernia
  • Parastomal urostomy hernia
  • Perineal hernia
  • Posterior perineal hernia
  • Recurrent hernia of anterior abdominal wall
  • Retrocecal hernia
  • Retroperitoneal hernia
  • Retroperitoneal hernia - irreducible
  • Simple ischiorectal hernia
  • Simple lumbar hernia
  • Simple obturator hernia
  • Simple pudendal hernia
  • Simple retroperitoneal hernia
  • Simple sciatic hernia
  • Superior lumbar hernia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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
  • Gastroschisis repair
  • Hernia
  • Inguinal hernia - discharge
  • Inguinal hernia repair
  • Omphalocele
  • Omphalocele repair
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Umbilical hernia repair
  • Ventral hernia repair

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