ICD-10-CM Code K42.1
Umbilical hernia with gangrene
Billable CodeBillable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
K42.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of umbilical hernia with gangrene. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.
The ICD code K42 is used to code Hernia
A hernia is the exit of an organ, such as the bowel, through the wall of the cavity in which it normally resides. Hernias come in a number of different types. Most commonly they involve the abdomen, specifically the groin. Groin hernias are most common of the inguinal type but may also be femoral. Other hernias include hiatus, incisional, and umbilical hernias. For groin hernias symptoms are present in about 66% of people. This may include pain or discomfort especially with coughing, exercise, or going to the toilet. Often it gets worse throughout the day and improves when lying down. A bulging area may occur that becomes larger when bearing down. Groin hernias occur more often on the right than left side. The main concern is strangulation, where the blood supply to part of the bowel is blocked. This usually produces severe pain and tenderness of the area. Hiatus or hiatal hernias often result in heartburn but may also cause chest pain or pain with eating.
|MeSH Codes:||D006547, D006547, D006547, D006547, D006547, D006547, D006547, D006547|
|ICD 9 Codes:||552, 553, 550, 551, 552, 553, 550, 551|
Coding Notes for K42.1 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code
Inclusion TermsInclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
- Gangrenous umbilical hernia
- DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses with MCC.
- DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses with CC.
- DRG Group #393-395 - Other digestive system diagnoses without CC or MCC.
- DRG Group #793 - Full term neonate with major problems.
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Omphalocele with gangrene (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'K42.1 - Umbilical hernia with gangrene'
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Equivalent ICD-9 Code GENERAL EQUIVALENCE MAPPINGS (GEM)
This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 551.1 was previously used, K42.1 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.