Diagnosis Code K11.0
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 527.0 - Salivary gland atrophy
- Atrophy of parotid gland
- Atrophy of salivary gland
- Atrophy of sublingual gland
- Atrophy of submandibular gland
Information for Patients
Salivary Gland Disorders
Your salivary glands are in your mouth. You have three pairs of major salivary glands and hundreds of small (minor) glands. They make saliva (spit) and empty it into your mouth through openings called ducts. Saliva makes your food moist, which helps you chew and swallow. It helps you digest your food. It also cleans your mouth and contains antibodies that can kill germs.
Problems with salivary glands can cause them to become irritated and swollen. You may have symptoms such as
- A bad taste in your mouth
- Difficulty opening your mouth
- Dry mouth
- Pain in your face or mouth
- Swelling of your face or neck
Causes of salivary gland problems include infections, obstruction, or cancer. Problems can also be due to other disorders, such as mumps or Sjogren's syndrome.
- Drooling (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Salivary duct stones (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Salivary gland infections (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Salivary gland tumors (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Sialogram (Medical Encyclopedia)