ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 23, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Other & unspecified ventral hernia with obstruction, without gangrene K43.6

K43.6 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

K43.6 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 11 Diseases of the digestive system (K00-K95)
Section K40-K46 Hernia (K40-K46)
Category K43 Ventral hernia

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Inclusion Term
  • Epigastric hernia causing obstruction, without gangrene
  • Hypogastric hernia causing obstruction, without gangrene
  • Incarcerated epigastric hernia without gangrene
  • Incarcerated hypogastric hernia without gangrene
  • Incarcerated midline hernia without gangrene
  • Incarcerated spigelian hernia without gangrene
  • Incarcerated subxiphoid hernia without gangrene
  • Irreducible epigastric hernia without gangrene
  • Irreducible hypogastric hernia without gangrene
  • Irreducible midline hernia without gangrene
  • Irreducible spigelian hernia without gangrene
  • Irreducible subxiphoid hernia without gangrene
  • Midline hernia causing obstruction, without gangrene
  • Spigelian hernia causing obstruction, without gangrene
  • Strangulated epigastric hernia without gangrene
  • Strangulated hypogastric hernia without gangrene
  • Strangulated midline hernia without gangrene
  • Strangulated spigelian hernia without gangrene
  • Strangulated subxiphoid hernia without gangrene
  • Subxiphoid hernia causing obstruction, without gangrene

Related Terms to “Other and unspecified ventral hernia with obstruction, without gangrene”

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Questions related to K43.6 Other and unspecified ventral hernia with obstruction, without gangrene

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