ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 553.9

Hernia NOS

Diagnosis Code 553.9

ICD-9: 553.9
Short Description: Hernia NOS
Long Description: Hernia of unspecified site without mention of obstruction or gangrene
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 553.9

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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  • Béclard's hernia
  • Epiplocele
  • Foraminal hernia into epiploic foramen
  • Hernia of body cavity structure
  • Intermuscular hernia
  • Intersigmoid hernia
  • Interstitial hernia
  • Intestinal hernia
  • Intra-abdominal hernia
  • Littré hernia
  • On examination - hernia
  • On examination - hernia-cough impulse shown
  • On examination - hernial orifices examined
  • On examination - reducible hernia
  • Para-ileostomy hernia
  • Rupture of hernia
  • Sarcoepiplocele

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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Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia is a condition in which the upper part of the stomach bulges through an opening in the diaphragm. The diaphragm is the muscle wall that separates the stomach from the chest. The diaphragm helps keep acid from coming up into the esophagus. When you have a hiatal hernia, it's easier for the acid to come up. The leaking of acid from the stomach into the esophagus is called gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD may cause symptoms such as

  • Heartburn
  • Problems swallowing
  • A dry cough
  • Bad breath

Hiatal hernias are common, especially in people over age 50. If you have symptoms, eating small meals, avoiding certain foods, not smoking or drinking alcohol, and losing weight may help. Your doctor may recommend antacids or other medicines. If these don't help, you may need surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Anti-reflux surgery
  • Hiatal hernia

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