ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Q62.8

Other congenital malformations of ureter

Diagnosis Code Q62.8

ICD-10: Q62.8
Short Description: Other congenital malformations of ureter
Long Description: Other congenital malformations of ureter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Q62.8

Valid for Submission
The code Q62.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • Congenital malformations of the urinary system (Q60-Q64)
      • Congen defects of renal pelvis and congen malform of ureter (Q62)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code Q62.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 698
  • OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT DIAGNOSES WITH CC 699
  • OTHER KIDNEY AND URINARY TRACT DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC 700

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The code Q62.8 is exempt from POA reporting.

Synonyms
  • Congenital anomaly of ureter
  • Congenital anomaly of ureter and renal pelvis
  • Congenital convoluted ureter
  • Congenital diverticulum of ureter
  • Congenital polyp of ureter
  • Congenital ureteric valves

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Q62.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Ureteral Disorders

Your kidneys make urine by filtering wastes and extra water from your blood. The urine travels from the kidneys to the bladder in two thin tubes called ureters.

The ureters are about 8 to 10 inches long. Muscles in the ureter walls tighten and relax to force urine down and away from the kidneys. Small amounts of urine flow from the ureters into the bladder about every 10 to 15 seconds.

Sometimes the ureters can become blocked or injured. This can block the flow of urine to the bladder. If urine stands still or backs up the ureter, you may get a urinary tract infections.

Doctors diagnose problems with the ureters using different tests. These include urine tests, x-rays, and examination of the ureter with a scope called a cystoscope. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. It may include medicines and, in severe cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Injury - kidney and ureter
  • Retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • Ureteral retrograde brush biopsy
  • Ureterocele


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