ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Q38.8

Other congenital malformations of pharynx

Diagnosis Code Q38.8

ICD-10: Q38.8
Short Description: Other congenital malformations of pharynx
Long Description: Other congenital malformations of pharynx
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Q38.8

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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  • 750.29 - Pharyngeal anomaly NEC

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The code Q38.8 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Anomalies of hypothalamus
  • Congenital anomaly of pharynx
  • Congenital anomaly of pituitary gland
  • Congenital anomaly of tongue, salivary gland AND/OR pharynx
  • Congenital anomaly of tongue, salivary gland AND/OR pharynx
  • Congenital atresia of pharynx
  • Congenital deformity of pharynx
  • Congenital enlargement of nasopharynx
  • Congenital malformation of tongue, mouth and pharynx
  • Congenital palatoesophageal incoordination
  • Congenital pharyngeal polyp
  • Congenital velopharyngeal dysfunction
  • Congenital velopharyngeal incompetence
  • Ectopic pituitary tissue
  • Lethal glossopharyngeal defect
  • Malformation of throat
  • Pharyngeal pituitary tissue
  • Velopharyngeal inadequacy

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Q38.8 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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Throat Disorders

Also called: Pharyngeal disorders

Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The technical name for your throat is the pharynx.

Throat problems are common. You've probably had a sore throat. The cause is usually a viral infection, but other causes include allergies, infection with strep bacteria or the leaking of stomach acids back up into the esophagus, called GERD.

Other problems that affect the throat include

  • Tonsillitis - an infection in the tonsils
  • Cancer
  • Croup - inflammation, usually in small children, which causes a barking cough
  • Laryngitis - swelling of the voice box, which can cause a hoarse voice or loss of voice

Most throat problems are minor and go away on their own. Treatments, when needed, depend on the problem.

  • Blockage of upper airway
  • Epiglottitis
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • Herpangina
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Retropharyngeal abscess
  • Strep throat
  • Throat swab culture

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