ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K45.0

Oth abdominal hernia with obstruction, without gangrene

Diagnosis Code K45.0

ICD-10: K45.0
Short Description: Oth abdominal hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
Long Description: Other specified abdominal hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K45.0

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Hernia (K40-K46)
      • Other abdominal hernia (K45)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K45.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • 552.8 - Hernia, site NEC w obstr

  • Gluteal hernia
  • Gluteal hernia
  • Hernia of body cavity structure
  • Hernia through lesser sciatic foramen
  • Intra-abdominal hernia
  • Intra-abdominal hernia
  • Irreducible gluteal hernia
  • Irreducible ischiorectal hernia
  • Irreducible lumbar hernia
  • Irreducible obturator hernia
  • Irreducible pudendal hernia
  • Irreducible sciatic hernia
  • Ischiatic hernia with obstruction
  • Ischiorectal hernia with obstruction
  • Lumbar hernia
  • Lumbar hernia
  • Lumbar hernia with obstruction
  • Obstructed gluteal hernia
  • Obstructed internal hernia
  • Obturator hernia
  • Obturator hernia
  • Obturator hernia with obstruction
  • Posterior perineal hernia
  • Posterior perineal hernia
  • Pudendal hernia with obstruction
  • Retroperitoneal hernia
  • Retroperitoneal hernia
  • Retroperitoneal hernia - irreducible
  • Retroperitoneal hernia with obstruction

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K45.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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 (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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