ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Q38.4

Congenital malformations of salivary glands and ducts

Diagnosis Code Q38.4

ICD-10: Q38.4
Short Description: Congenital malformations of salivary glands and ducts
Long Description: Congenital malformations of salivary glands and ducts
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Q38.4

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 Q38.4 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Accessory parotid gland
  • Accessory salivary duct
  • Accessory salivary gland
  • Accessory salivary gland or duct
  • Atresia of salivary duct
  • Congenital abnormality of salivary duct
  • Congenital absence of salivary gland
  • Congenital anomaly of salivary gland
  • Congenital anomaly of tongue, salivary gland AND/OR pharynx
  • Congenital malformation of salivary glands and ducts
  • Congenital salivary gland fistula
  • Displacement of Wharton's duct
  • Ectopic parotid gland tissue
  • Fistula of salivary gland
  • Ranula, congenital
  • Salivary gland heterotopia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Q38.4 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.

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Salivary Gland Disorders

Your salivary glands make saliva - sometimes called 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 the glands to become irritated and swollen. This causes symptoms such as

  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • Dry mouth
  • Pain in the face or mouth
  • Swelling of the 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
  • Salivary duct stones
  • Salivary gland infections
  • Salivary gland tumors
  • Sialogram

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