ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Q38.3

Other congenital malformations of tongue

Diagnosis Code Q38.3

ICD-10: Q38.3
Short Description: Other congenital malformations of tongue
Long Description: Other congenital malformations of tongue
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Q38.3

Code Classification
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
    • Other congenital malformations of the digestive system (Q38-Q45)
      • Other congenital malformations of tongue, mouth and pharynx (Q38)

Information for Medical Professionals

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The code Q38.3 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Aberrant insertion of frenum of tongue
  • Bifid tongue
  • Cleft tongue
  • Congenital adhesions of tongue
  • Congenital anomaly of tongue
  • Congenital anomaly of tongue, salivary gland AND/OR pharynx
  • Congenital malformation of tongue, mouth and pharynx
  • Congenital plicated tongue
  • Congenital protrusion of tongue
  • Facial milia, lobate tongue, lingual and labial frenula syndrome
  • Lethal glossopharyngeal defect
  • Lobulated tongue
  • Microglossia
  • Plicated tongue
  • Tongue absent
  • Trifid tongue

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Q38.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Birth Defects

A birth defect is a problem that happens while a baby is developing in the mother's body. Most birth defects happen during the first 3 months of pregnancy. One out of every 33 babies in the United States is born with a birth defect.

A birth defect may affect how the body looks, works or both. Some birth defects like cleft lip or neural tube defects are structural problems that can be easy to see. To find others, like heart defects, doctors use special tests. Birth defects can vary from mild to severe. Some result from exposures to medicines or chemicals. For example, alcohol abuse can cause fetal alcohol syndrome. Infections during pregnancy can also result in birth defects. For most birth defects, the cause is unknown.

Some birth defects can be prevented. Taking folic acid can help prevent some birth defects. Talk to your doctor about any medicines you take. Some medicines can cause serious birth defects.

Babies with birth defects may need surgery or other medical treatments. Today, doctors can diagnose many birth defects in the womb. This enables them to treat or even correct some problems before the baby is born.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Intersex

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Tongue Disorders

Your tongue helps you taste, swallow, and chew. You also use it to speak. Your tongue is made up of many muscles. The upper surface contains your taste buds.

Problems with the tongue include

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Changes in color or texture
  • Abnormal movement or difficulty moving the tongue
  • Taste problems

These problems can have many different causes. Treatment depends on the underlying problem.

  • Geographic tongue
  • Glossitis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Macroglossia
  • Tongue biopsy
  • Tongue problems
  • Tongue tie

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