ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K44.9

Diaphragmatic hernia without obstruction or gangrene

Diagnosis Code K44.9

ICD-10: K44.9
Short Description: Diaphragmatic hernia without obstruction or gangrene
Long Description: Diaphragmatic hernia without obstruction or gangrene
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K44.9

Valid for Submission
The code K44.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Hernia (K40-K46)
      • Diaphragmatic hernia (K44)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K44.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • 553.3 - Diaphragmatic hernia

  • Complicated diaphragmatic hernia
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Hiatal hernia with gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Mixed hiatus hernia
  • Paraesophageal hernia
  • Simple diaphragmatic hernia
  • Simple hiatus hernia
  • Sliding hiatus hernia
  • Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K44.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Enterocele

A hernia happens when part of an internal organ or tissue bulges through a weak area of muscle. Most hernias are in the abdomen.

There are several types of hernias, including

  • Inguinal, in the groin. This is the the most common type.
  • 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.

Treatment is usually surgery to repair the opening in the muscle wall. Untreated hernias can cause pain and health problems.

  • Diaphragmatic hernia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diaphragmatic hernia repair - congenital (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Femoral hernia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Femoral hernia repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gastroschisis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gastroschisis repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hernia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Inguinal hernia repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Umbilical hernia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Umbilical hernia repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ventral hernia repair (Medical Encyclopedia)

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