Inguinal hernia K40-

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Includes Help
"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
  • bubonocele
  • direct inguinal hernia
  • double inguinal hernia
  • indirect inguinal hernia
  • inguinal hernia NOS
  • oblique inguinal hernia
  • scrotal hernia
Clinical Information
  • An abdominal hernia with an external bulge in the groin region. It can be classified by the location of herniation. Indirect inguinal hernias occur through the internal inguinal ring. Direct inguinal hernias occur through defects in the abdominal wall (transversalis fascia) in hesselbach's triangle. The former type is commonly seen in children and young adults; the latter in adults.
  • The protrusion of a sac-like structure containing fibroadipose tissue through an abnormal opening in the inguinal region.
  • K40 Inguinal hernia
    • K40.0 Bilateral inguinal hernia, with obstruction, without gangrene
      • K40.00 …… not specified as recurrent
      • K40.01 …… recurrent
    • K40.1 Bilateral inguinal hernia, with gangrene
      • K40.10 …… not specified as recurrent
      • 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