ICD-10 Diagnosis Code N48.81

Thrombosis of superficial vein of penis

Diagnosis Code N48.81

ICD-10: N48.81
Short Description: Thrombosis of superficial vein of penis
Long Description: Thrombosis of superficial vein of penis
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code N48.81

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the genitourinary system
    • 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 N48.81 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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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.

  • Embolism of corpus cavernosum
  • Embolism of penis
  • Thrombosis of corpus cavernosum
  • Thrombosis of penile vein
  • Thrombosis of penis
  • Vascular disorder of corpus cavernosum
  • Vascular disorder of corpus cavernosum

Information for Patients

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
  • Cancer - penis
  • Curvature of the penis
  • Epididymitis
  • Epispadias
  • Erythroplasia of Queyrat
  • Hypospadias
  • Hypospadias repair
  • Hypospadias repair - discharge
  • Paraphimosis
  • Penis pain

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Vascular Diseases

The vascular system is the body's network of blood vessels. It includes the arteries, veins and capillaries that carry blood to and from the heart. Problems of the vascular system are common and can be serious. Arteries can become thick and stiff, a problem called atherosclerosis. Blood clots can clog vessels and block blood flow to the heart or brain. Weakened blood vessels can burst, causing bleeding inside the body.

You are more likely to have vascular disease as you get older. Other factors that make vascular disease more likely include

  • Family history of vascular or heart diseases
  • Pregnancy
  • Illness or injury
  • Long periods of sitting or standing still
  • Any condition that affects the heart and blood vessels, such as diabetes or high cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Obesity

Losing weight, eating healthy foods, being active and not smoking can help vascular disease. Other treatments include medicines and surgery.

  • Aortic arch syndrome
  • Arterial embolism
  • Arteriogram
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Duplex ultrasound
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous ulcers -- self-care

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