Diaphragmatic hernia K44
Diaphragmatic hernia K44-
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.
"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
- hiatus hernia (esophageal) (sliding)
- paraesophageal hernia
- 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