2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K40.40

Unilateral inguinal hernia, with gangrene, not specified as recurrent

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • K40.40 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • Short description: Unil inguinal hernia, w gangrene, not specified as recurrent
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM K40.40 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K40.40 - other international versions of ICD-10 K40.40 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Inguinal hernia with gangrene NOS
  • Unilateral inguinal hernia with gangrene NOS
The following code(s) above K40.40 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • 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 K40.40:
  • K00-K95
    2019 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
    2019 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 2019 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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Direct gangrenous inguinal hernia
  • Direct inguinal hernia w gangrene
  • Indirect gangrenous inguinal hernia
  • Indirect inguinal hernia with gangrene
  • Inguinal hernia with gangrene
  • Left direct inguinal hernia with gangrene
  • Left indirect inguinal hernia with gangrene
  • Left inguinal hernia with gangrene
  • Right direct inguinal hernia with gangrene
  • Right indirect inguinal hernia with gangrene
  • Right inguinal hernia with gangrene
ICD-10-CM K40.40 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 393 Other digestive system diagnoses with mcc
  • 394 Other digestive system diagnoses with cc
  • 395 Other digestive system diagnoses without cc/mcc
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert K40.40 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K40.40:
  • Hernia, hernial (acquired) (recurrent) K46.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K46.9

    Unspecified abdominal hernia without obstruction or gangrene

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abdominal hernia NOS
    • inguinal (direct) (external) (funicular) (indirect) (internal) (oblique) (scrotal) (sliding) K40.90
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K40.90

      Unilateral inguinal hernia, without obstruction or gangrene, not specified as recurrent

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Inguinal hernia NOS
      • Unilateral inguinal hernia NOS
      • with
        • gangrene (and obstruction) K40.40
          • not specified as recurrent K40.40
      • unilateral K40.90
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K40.90

        Unilateral inguinal hernia, without obstruction or gangrene, not specified as recurrent

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Inguinal hernia NOS
        • Unilateral inguinal hernia NOS
        • with
          • gangrene (and obstruction) K40.40
            • not specified as recurrent K40.40

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K40.40
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
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

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