ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Q44.6

Cystic disease of liver

Diagnosis Code Q44.6

ICD-10: Q44.6
Short Description: Cystic disease of liver
Long Description: Cystic disease of liver
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Q44.6

Valid for Submission
The code Q44.6 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • Other congenital malformations of the digestive system (Q38-Q45)
      • Congenital malform of gallbladder, bile ducts and liver (Q44)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code Q44.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • DISORDERS OF LIVER EXCEPT MALIGNANCY, CIRRHOSIS OR ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS WITH MCC 441
  • DISORDERS OF LIVER EXCEPT MALIGNANCY, CIRRHOSIS OR ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS WITH CC 442
  • DISORDERS OF LIVER EXCEPT MALIGNANCY, CIRRHOSIS OR ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC 443

Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
  • 751.62 - Cong cystic liver dis

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The code Q44.6 is exempt from POA reporting.

Synonyms
  • Congenital abnormality of liver and/or biliary tract
  • Congenital cystic disease of liver

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Q44.6 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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Liver Diseases

Also called: Hepatic disease

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons.

There are many kinds of liver diseases. Viruses cause some of them, like hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Others can be the result of drugs, poisons or drinking too much alcohol. If the liver forms scar tissue because of an illness, it's called cirrhosis. Jaundice, or yellowing of the skin, can be one sign of liver disease.

Cancer can affect the liver. You could also inherit a liver disease such as hemochromatosis.

Tests such as imaging tests and liver function tests can check for liver damage and help to diagnose liver diseases.

  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • ALP isoenzyme test
  • Ascites
  • Diet - liver disease
  • Fatty liver -- nonalcoholic
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Liver disease
  • Liver scan


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