ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Q63.8

Other specified congenital malformations of kidney

Diagnosis Code Q63.8

ICD-10: Q63.8
Short Description: Other specified congenital malformations of kidney
Long Description: Other specified congenital malformations of kidney
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Q63.8

Code Classification
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
    • Congenital malformations of the urinary system (Q60-Q64)
      • Other congenital malformations of kidney (Q63)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code Q63.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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The code Q63.8 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Acrorenal field defect, ectodermal dysplasia, and lipoatrophic diabetes
  • Bifid kidney
  • Caliectasis
  • Congenital abnormal shape of kidney
  • Congenital calculus of kidney
  • Congenital calyceal diverticulum
  • Congenital hydrocalicosis
  • Discoid kidney
  • Disorder of fetal abdominal region
  • Diverticulum of renal calyx
  • Fetal pyelectasis
  • Megacalycosis
  • Nodular renal blastema
  • Prominent renal pelvis
  • Pyelectasia
  • Trifid kidney
  • Trifid pelvis of kidney
  • Triple kidney with triple pelvis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Q63.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Kidney Diseases

Also called: Renal disease

You have two kidneys, each about the size of your fist. They are near the middle of your back, just below the rib cage. Inside each kidney there are about a million tiny structures called nephrons. They filter your blood. They remove wastes and extra water, which become urine. The urine flows through tubes called ureters. It goes to your bladder, which stores the urine until you go to the bathroom.

Most kidney diseases attack the nephrons. This damage may leave kidneys unable to remove wastes. Causes can include genetic problems, injuries, or medicines. You have a higher risk of kidney disease if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or a close family member with kidney disease. Chronic kidney disease damages the nephrons slowly over several years. Other kidney problems include

  • Cancer
  • Cysts
  • Stones
  • Infections

Your doctor can do blood and urine tests to check if you have kidney disease. If your kidneys fail, you will need dialysis or a kidney transplant.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • ACE inhibitors
  • Acute nephritic syndrome
  • Analgesic nephropathy
  • Atheroembolic renal disease
  • Bartter syndrome
  • Bilateral hydronephrosis
  • Congenital nephrotic syndrome
  • Distal renal tubular acidosis
  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Goodpasture syndrome
  • IgA nephropathy
  • Injury - kidney and ureter
  • Interstitial nephritis
  • Kidney removal
  • Kidney removal - discharge
  • Medicines and Kidney Disease - NIH (National Kidney Disease Education Program)
  • Membranoproliferative GN I
  • Membranous nephropathy
  • Minimal change disease
  • Nephrocalcinosis
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Obstructive uropathy
  • Perirenal abscess
  • Proximal renal tubular acidosis
  • Reflux nephropathy
  • Renal papillary necrosis
  • Renal perfusion scintiscan
  • Renal vein thrombosis
  • Unilateral hydronephrosis

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