ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Q18.9

Congenital malformation of face and neck, unspecified

Diagnosis Code Q18.9

ICD-10: Q18.9
Short Description: Congenital malformation of face and neck, unspecified
Long Description: Congenital malformation of face and neck, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Q18.9

Code Classification
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
    • Congenital malformations of eye, ear, face and neck (Q10-Q18)
      • Other congenital malformations of face and neck (Q18)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code Q18.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • 744.9 - Cong face/neck anom NOS

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The code Q18.9 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Cerebrofacial dysplasia
  • Congenital anomaly of face
  • Congenital anomaly of neck
  • Congenital anomaly of the peripheral nervous system
  • Congenital cataracts, facial dysmorphism and neuropathy
  • Congenital deformity of face
  • Congenital malformation of eye, ear and neck
  • Dysmorphic facies
  • Dysmorphic features
  • Ear, face and neck congenital anomalies
  • Kniest-Stickler dysplasia group
  • Otospondylomegaepiphyseal dysplasia
  • Trichorhinophalangeal syndrome
  • Weissenbacher-Zweymuller syndrome

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Q18.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Craniofacial Abnormalities

Craniofacial is a medical term that relates to the bones of the skull and face. Craniofacial abnormalities are birth defects of the face or head. Some, like cleft lip and palate, are among the most common of all birth defects. Others are very rare. Most of them affect how a person's face or head looks. These conditions may also affect other parts of the body.

Treatment depends on the type of problem. Plastic and reconstructive surgery may help the person's appearance.

  • Apert syndrome
  • Cleidocranial dysostosis
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Craniosynostosis repair
  • Head and face reconstruction
  • Pierre Robin syndrome

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Neck Injuries and Disorders

Any part of your neck - muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, or nerves - can cause neck problems. Neck pain is very common. Pain may also come from your shoulder, jaw, head, or upper arms.

Muscle strain or tension often causes neck pain. The problem is usually overuse, such as from sitting at a computer for too long. Sometimes you can strain your neck muscles from sleeping in an awkward position or overdoing it during exercise. Falls or accidents, including car accidents, are another common cause of neck pain. Whiplash, a soft tissue injury to the neck, is also called neck sprain or strain.

Treatment depends on the cause, but may include applying ice, taking pain relievers, getting physical therapy or wearing a cervical collar. You rarely need surgery.

  • Cervical MRI scan
  • Cervical spine CT scan
  • Cervical spondylosis
  • Neck lump
  • Neck pain
  • Neck pain or spasms -- self care
  • Neck x-ray
  • Spinal fusion
  • Torticollis

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