ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N48.21

Abscess of corpus cavernosum and penis

Diagnosis Code N48.21

ICD-10: N48.21
Short Description: Abscess of corpus cavernosum and penis
Long Description: Abscess of corpus cavernosum and penis
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N48.21

Valid for Submission
The code N48.21 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N53)
      • Other disorders of penis (N48)

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
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Diagnoses for males only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for males only
Diagnoses for males only.


Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code N48.21 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 727 - INFLAMMATION OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITH MCC
  • 728 - INFLAMMATION OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Abscess of corpus cavernosum
  • Abscess of penis
  • Boil of penis
  • Carbuncle of corpus cavernosum
  • Carbuncle of penis
  • Carbuncle of perineum
  • Cavernitis of penis
  • Furuncle of perineum
  • Infective dermatosis of male genitalia
  • Penile cellulitis/abscess/boil

Information for Patients


Abscess

An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system tries to fight the infection. White blood cells go to the infected area, collect within the damaged tissue, and cause inflammation. During this process, pus forms. Pus is a mixture of living and dead white blood cells, germs, and dead tissue.

Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful. Abscesses inside your body may not be obvious and can damage organs, including the brain, lungs and others. Treatments include drainage and antibiotics.

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Penis Disorders

Also called: Penile disorders

Problems with the penis can cause pain and affect a man's sexual function and fertility. Penis disorders include

  • Erectile dysfunction - inability to get or keep an erection
  • Priapism - a painful erection that does not go away
  • Peyronie's disease - bending of the penis during an erection due to a hard lump called a plaque
  • Balanitis - inflammation of the skin covering the head of the penis, most often in men and boys who have not been circumcised
  • Penile cancer - a rare form of cancer, highly curable when caught early

  • Balanitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cancer - penis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Curvature of the penis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epididymitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epispadias (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Erythroplasia of Queyrat (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypospadias (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypospadias repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypospadias repair - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Paraphimosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Penis pain (Medical Encyclopedia)


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