Unspecified abdominal hernia K46-

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 K46. 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.
  • vaginal enterocele (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N81.5

    Vaginal enterocele

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    Type 1 Excludes
Includes Help
"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
  • enterocele
  • epiplocele
  • hernia NOS
  • interstitial hernia
  • intestinal hernia
  • intra-abdominal hernia
Clinical Information
  • A hernia occurs when part of an internal organ bulges through a weak area of muscle. Most hernias occur in the abdomen. There are several types of hernias, including
    • inguinal, the most common type, is in the groin
    • umbilical, around the belly button
    • incisional, through a scar
    • hiatal, a small opening in the diaphragm that allows the upper part of the stomach to move up into the chest.
    • congenital diaphragmatic, a birth defect that needs surgery
    hernias are common. They can affect men, women and children. A combination of muscle weakness and straining, such as with heavy lifting, might contribute. Some people are born with weak abdominal muscles and may be more likely to get a hernia. The usual treatment for a hernia is surgery to repair the opening in the muscle wall. Untreated hernias can cause pain and health problems.
  • A protrusion of abdominal structures through the retaining abdominal wall. It involves two parts: an opening in the abdominal wall, and a hernia sac consisting of peritoneum and abdominal contents. Abdominal hernias include groin hernia (hernia, femoral; hernia, inguinal) and ventral hernia.
  • An intestinal hernia.
  • Protrusion of a loop or knuckle of an organ or tissue through an abnormal opening.
  • Protrusion of tissue, structure, or part of an organ through the bone, muscular tissue, or the membrane by which it is normally contained. Hernia may involve tissues such as the abdominal wall or the respiratory diaphragm. Hernias may be internal, external, congenital, or acquired.
  • The bulging of an internal organ through a weak area or tear in the muscle or other tissue that holds it in place. Most hernias occur in the abdomen.
  • The protrusion of part of an organ or fibroadipose tissue through an abnormal opening.
  • K46 Unspecified abdominal hernia
    • K46.0 Unspecified abdominal hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
    • K46.1 Unspecified abdominal hernia with gangrene
    • K46.9 Unspecified abdominal hernia without obstruction or gangrene