ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Q43.8

Other specified congenital malformations of intestine

Diagnosis Code Q43.8

ICD-10: Q43.8
Short Description: Other specified congenital malformations of intestine
Long Description: Other specified congenital malformations of intestine
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Q43.8

Code Classification
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
    • Other congenital malformations of the digestive system (Q38-Q45)
      • Other congenital malformations of intestine (Q43)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code Q43.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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The code Q43.8 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Band of Ladd
  • Blind loop syndrome
  • Cecum in left sided position
  • Cloacal disease
  • Congenital anomaly of appendix
  • Congenital anomaly of duodenum
  • Congenital blind loop syndrome
  • Congenital dilatation of colon
  • Congenital dilatation of intestinal tract
  • Congenital dilatation of intestinal tract
  • Congenital diverticulosis
  • Congenital diverticulum of colon
  • Congenital diverticulum of intestinal tract
  • Congenital fistula of intestinal tract
  • Congenital fistula of intestinal tract
  • Congenital fistula of rectum
  • Congenital functional disorders of the colon
  • Congenital functional disorders of the colon
  • Congenital functional disorders of the small intestine
  • Congenital hypoplasia of intestinal tract
  • Congenital macrocolon, not aganglionic
  • Congenital malposition of intestinal tract
  • Congenital megaduodenum
  • Congenital microvillous atrophy
  • Congenital neurogenic ileus syndrome
  • Congenital prolapsed rectum
  • Congenital rectal fissure
  • Congenital rectocloacal fistula
  • Congenital redundant colon
  • Congenital redundant rectal mucosa
  • Congenital small anus
  • Congenital volvulus
  • Dolichocolon
  • Duodenal web
  • Ectopic intestinal mucosa
  • Enterogenous cyst
  • Familial absence of villi
  • Generalized intestinal dysmotility
  • High anorectal malformation
  • Low anorectal malformation
  • Malrotation of the intestine type IIA
  • Megacystis, microcolon, hypoperistalsis syndrome
  • Megaduodenum
  • Megaloappendix
  • Microcolon
  • Multiple gastrointestinal atresias
  • Neuronal intestinal dysplasia
  • Prolapse of intestine
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Small intestinal dysmotility
  • Transposition of appendix
  • Transposition of cecum
  • Transposition of colon
  • Transposition of intestine

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Q43.8 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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Colonic Diseases

Also called: Large intestine diseases

Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is part of your digestive system. It's a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body makes and stores stool. Many disorders affect the colon's ability to work properly. Some of these include

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Colonic polyps - extra tissue growing in the colon that can become cancerous
  • Ulcerative colitis - ulcers of the colon and rectum
  • Diverticulitis - inflammation or infection of pouches in the colon
  • Irritable bowel syndrome - an uncomfortable condition causing abdominal cramping and other symptoms

Treatment for colonic diseases varies greatly depending on the disease and its severity. Treatment may involve diet, medicines and in some cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Angiodysplasia of the colon
  • Colitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Hirschsprung disease
  • Intestinal ischemia and infarction
  • Large bowel resection
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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Small Intestine Disorders

Your small intestine is the longest part of your digestive system - about twenty feet long! It connects your stomach to your large intestine (or colon) and folds many times to fit inside your abdomen. Your small intestine does most of the digesting of the foods you eat. It has three areas called the duodenum, the ileum, and the jejunum.

Problems with the small intestine can include:

  • Bleeding
  • Celiac disease
  • Crohn's disease
  • Infections
  • Intestinal cancer
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ulcers, such as peptic ulcer

Treatment of disorders of the small intestine depends on the cause.

  • Duodenal atresia
  • EGD - esophagogastroduodenoscopy
  • EGD discharge
  • Enteritis
  • Enteroscopy
  • Meckel's diverticulectomy
  • Small bowel bacterial overgrowth
  • Small bowel resection
  • Upper GI and small bowel series

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