2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K40.9

Unilateral inguinal hernia, without obstruction or gangrene

The following code(s) above K40.9 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
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  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to K40.9:
  • K00-K95
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range K00-K95

    Diseases of the digestive system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the digestive system
  • K40-K46
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range K40-K46

    Hernia

    Includes
    • acquired hernia
    • congenital [except diaphragmatic or hiatus] hernia
    • recurrent hernia
    Note
    • Hernia with both gangrene and obstruction is classified to hernia with gangrene.
    Hernia
  • K40
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K40

    Inguinal hernia

      2016 2017 2018 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • bubonocele
    • direct inguinal hernia
    • double inguinal hernia
    • indirect inguinal hernia
    • inguinal hernia NOS
    • oblique inguinal hernia
    • scrotal hernia
    Inguinal hernia
Code History
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K40.9
K40.11 …… recurrent
K40.2 Bilateral inguinal hernia, without obstruction or gangrene
K40.20 …… not specified as recurrent
K40.21 …… recurrent
K40.3 Unilateral inguinal hernia, with obstruction, without gangrene
K40.30 …… not specified as recurrent
K40.31 …… recurrent
K40.4 Unilateral inguinal hernia, with gangrene
K40.40 …… not specified as recurrent
K40.41 …… recurrent
K40.9 Unilateral inguinal hernia, without obstruction or gangrene
K40.90 …… not specified as recurrent
K40.91 …… recurrent
K41 Femoral hernia
K41.0 Bilateral femoral hernia, with obstruction, without gangrene
K41.00 …… not specified as recurrent
K41.01 …… recurrent
K41.1 Bilateral femoral hernia, with gangrene
K41.10 …… not specified as recurrent
K41.11 …… recurrent
K41.2 Bilateral femoral hernia, without obstruction or gangrene

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