ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Q53.21

Abdominal testis, bilateral

Diagnosis Code Q53.21

ICD-10: Q53.21
Short Description: Abdominal testis, bilateral
Long Description: Abdominal testis, bilateral
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Q53.21

Code Classification
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
    • Congenital malformations of genital organs (Q50-Q56)
      • Undescended and ectopic testicle (Q53)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Diagnoses for males only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for males only
Diagnoses for males only.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code Q53.21 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code Q53.21 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Bilateral intra-abdominal testes
  • Undescended testes - bilateral
  • Undescended testicle

Information for Patients

Testicular Disorders

Testicles, or testes, make male hormones and sperm. They are two egg-shaped organs inside the scrotum, the loose sac of skin behind the penis. It's easy to injure your testicles because they are not protected by bones or muscles. Men and boys should wear athletic supporters when they play sports.

You should examine your testicles monthly and seek medical attention for lumps, redness, pain or other changes. Testicles can get inflamed or infected. They can also develop cancer. Testicular cancer is rare and highly treatable. It usually happens between the ages of 15 and 40.

  • Anorchia
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydrocele repair
  • Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism
  • Orchitis
  • Scrotal masses
  • Testicle lump
  • Testicle pain
  • Testicular self-examination
  • Varicocele

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