ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 738.19

Oth spcf deformity head

Diagnosis Code 738.19

ICD-9: 738.19
Short Description: Oth spcf deformity head
Long Description: Other specified acquired deformity of head
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 738.19

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Osteopathies, chondropathies, and acquired musculoskeletal deformities (730-739)
      • 738 Other acquired deformity

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acquired deformity of mandible
  • Deformity of bone of face
  • Dysmorphic features
  • Myasthenic facies

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 738.19 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Brain Malformations

Also called: Cephalic disorders

Most brain malformations begin long before a baby is born. Something damages the developing nervous system or causes it to develop abnormally. Sometimes it's a genetic problem. In other cases, exposure to certain medicines, infections or radiation during pregnancy interferes with brain development. Types of brain malformations include missing parts of the brain, abnormal growth of certain parts of the brain, and incomplete division of the brain.

There are head malformations that do not involve the brain. Craniofacial disorders are the result of abnormal growth of soft tissue and bones in the face and head. It's common for new babies to have slightly lopsided heads, but parents should watch the shape of their baby's head for possible problems.

  • Brain surgery
  • Brain surgery - discharge

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