ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Q55.3

Atresia of vas deferens

Diagnosis Code Q55.3

ICD-10: Q55.3
Short Description: Atresia of vas deferens
Long Description: Atresia of vas deferens
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Q55.3

Code Classification
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
    • Congenital malformations of genital organs (Q50-Q56)
      • Other congenital malformations of male genital organs (Q55)

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 Q55.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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The code Q55.3 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Azoospermia
  • Azoospermia with absent vasa in association with cystic fibrosis trait
  • Congenital anomaly of spermatic cord
  • Congenital anomaly of vas deferens
  • Congenital atresia of vas deferens
  • Congenital obstructive azoospermia
  • Male infertility of genetic origin

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Q55.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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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Congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens Congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens occurs in males when the tubes that carry sperm out of the testes (the vas deferens) fail to develop properly. Although the testes usually develop and function normally, sperm cannot be transported through the vas deferens to become part of semen. As a result, men with this condition are unable to father children (infertile) unless they use assisted reproductive technologies. This condition has not been reported to affect sex drive or sexual performance.This condition can occur alone or as a sign of cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease of the mucus glands. Cystic fibrosis causes progressive damage to the respiratory system and chronic digestive system problems. Many men with congenital bilateral absence of the vas deferens do not have the other characteristic features of cystic fibrosis; however, some men with this condition may experience mild respiratory or digestive problems.
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