ICD-10-CM Code K41.41

Unilateral femoral hernia, with gangrene, recurrent

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

K41.41 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of unilateral femoral hernia, with gangrene, recurrent. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code K41.41 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like femoral hernia with gangrene, femoral hernia with gangrene, femoral hernia with gangrene and obstruction, femoral hernia with gangrene and obstruction, gangrene and obstruction co-occurrent and due to left femoral hernia, gangrene and obstruction co-occurrent and due to left recurrent femoral hernia, etc

ICD-10:K41.41
Short Description:Unilateral femoral hernia, with gangrene, recurrent
Long Description:Unilateral femoral hernia, with gangrene, recurrent

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code K41.41 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Femoral hernia with gangrene
  • Femoral hernia with gangrene
  • Femoral hernia with gangrene and obstruction
  • Femoral hernia with gangrene and obstruction
  • Gangrene and obstruction co-occurrent and due to left femoral hernia
  • Gangrene and obstruction co-occurrent and due to left recurrent femoral hernia
  • Gangrene and obstruction co-occurrent and due to right femoral hernia
  • Gangrene and obstruction co-occurrent and due to right recurrent femoral hernia
  • Gangrene co-occurrent and due to left femoral hernia
  • Gangrene co-occurrent and due to left recurrent femoral hernia
  • Gangrene co-occurrent and due to right femoral hernia
  • Gangrene co-occurrent and due to right recurrent femoral hernia
  • Gangrene due to recurrent femoral hernia
  • Left recurrent femoral hernia
  • Obstruction co-occurrent and due to left femoral hernia
  • Obstruction co-occurrent and due to left recurrent femoral hernia
  • Obstruction co-occurrent and due to right femoral hernia
  • Obstruction co-occurrent and due to right recurrent femoral hernia
  • Right recurrent femoral hernia

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code K41.41 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

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

Convert K41.41 to ICD-9

  • 551.01 - Rec unil fem hern w gang

Code Classification

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients


Gangrene

Gangrene is the death of tissues in your body. It happens when a part of your body loses its blood supply. Gangrene can happen on the surface of the body, such as on the skin, or inside the body, in muscles or organs. Causes include

  • Serious injuries
  • Problems with blood circulation, such as atherosclerosis and peripheral arterial disease
  • Diabetes

Skin symptoms may include a blue or black color, pain, numbness, and sores that produce a foul-smelling discharge. If the gangrene is internal, you may run a fever and feel unwell, and the area may be swollen and painful.

Gangrene is a serious condition. It needs immediate attention. Treatment includes surgery, antibiotics, and oxygen therapy. In severe cases an amputation may be necessary.


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Hernia

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.


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