ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 23, 2017

See: Diaphragmatic hernia

K44 is NOT a complete or valid ICD 10 diagnosis code.

You should code each health care encounter to the level of certainty known for that encounter. When sufficient clinical information is not known or available to assign a more specific code, it is acceptable to report the appropriate unspecified code.

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Diaphragmatic hernia

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  • hiatus hernia (esophageal) (sliding)
  • paraesophageal hernia
  • congenital diaphragmatic hernia (Q79.0)
  • congenital hiatus hernia (Q40.1)

More specific codes for Diaphragmatic hernia

  • K44.0 - Diaphragmatic hernia with obstruction, without gangrene
  • K44.1 - Diaphragmatic hernia with gangrene
  • K44.9 - Diaphragmatic hernia without obstruction or gangrene
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Questions related to K44 Diaphragmatic hernia

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