Diaphragmatic hernia K44-

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Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as K44. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • congenital diaphragmatic hernia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q79.0

    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital hiatus hernia (Q40.1)
  • congenital hiatus hernia (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q40.1

    Congenital hiatus hernia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital displacement of cardia through esophageal hiatus
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital diaphragmatic hernia (Q79.0)
Includes Help
"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
  • hiatus hernia (esophageal) (sliding)
  • paraesophageal hernia
Clinical Information
  • A congenital or acquired weakness or opening in the diaphragm which allows abdominal contents to protrude into the chest cavity; congenital diaphragmatic hernias are caused when the embryonic diaphragm fails to fuse.
  • A hiatal hernia in which the stomach herniation is located alongside the esophagus and the esophagogastric junction is in its normal position below the diaphragm.
  • Protrusion of abdominal structures into the thorax as a result of congenital or traumatic defects in the respiratory diaphragm.
  • The most common kind of hiatal hernia in which the esophagogastric junction slides above the diaphragm into the thorax.
  • K44 Diaphragmatic hernia
    • K44.0 Diaphragmatic hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
    • K44.1 Diaphragmatic hernia with gangrene
    • K44.9 Diaphragmatic hernia without obstruction or gangrene