ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 744.1

Accessory auricle

Diagnosis Code 744.1

ICD-9: 744.1
Short Description: Accessory auricle
Long Description: Accessory auricle
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 744.1

Code Classification
  • Congenital anomalies
    • Congenital anomalies (740-759)
      • 744 Congenital anomalies of ear, face, and neck

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Q17.0 - Accessory auricle

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 744.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Accessory (congenital)
      • auricle (ear) 744.1
      • ear (auricle) (lobe) 744.1
      • lobule (ear) 744.1
      • preauricular appendage 744.1
      • tragus 744.1
    • Appendage
      • preauricular 744.1
    • Polyotia 744.1
    • Preauricular appendage 744.1
    • Supernumerary (congenital)
      • ear (lobule) 744.1
      • lobule (ear) 744.1
    • Tag (hypertrophied skin) (infected) 701.9
      • preauricular 744.1
      • skin 701.9
        • preauricular 744.1

Information for Patients

Birth Defects

A birth defect is a problem that happens while a baby is developing in the mother's body. Most birth defects happen during the first 3 months of pregnancy. One out of every 33 babies in the United States is born with a birth defect.

A birth defect may affect how the body looks, works or both. Some birth defects like cleft lip or neural tube defects are structural problems that can be easy to see. To find others, like heart defects, doctors use special tests. Birth defects can vary from mild to severe. Some result from exposures to medicines or chemicals. For example, alcohol abuse can cause fetal alcohol syndrome. Infections during pregnancy can also result in birth defects. For most birth defects, the cause is unknown.

Some birth defects can be prevented. Taking folic acid can help prevent some birth defects. Talk to your doctor about any medicines you take. Some medicines can cause serious birth defects.

Babies with birth defects may need surgery or other medical treatments. Today, doctors can diagnose many birth defects in the womb. This enables them to treat or even correct some problems before the baby is born.

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Ear Disorders

Your ear has three main parts: outer, middle and inner. You use all of them in hearing. Sound waves come in through your outer ear. They reach your middle ear, where they make your eardrum vibrate. The vibrations are transmitted through three tiny bones, called ossicles, in your middle ear. The vibrations travel to your inner ear, a snail-shaped organ. The inner ear makes the nerve impulses that are sent to the brain. Your brain recognizes them as sounds. The inner ear also controls balance.

A variety of conditions may affect your hearing or balance:

  • Ear infections are the most common illness in infants and young children.
  • Tinnitus, a roaring in your ears, can be the result of loud noises, medicines or a variety of other causes.
  • Meniere's disease may be the result of fluid problems in your inner ear; its symptoms include tinnitus and dizziness.
  • Ear barotrauma is an injury to your ear because of changes in barometric (air) or water pressure.

Some ear disorders can result in hearing disorders and deafness.

  • Aural polyps
  • Benign ear cyst or tumor
  • Ear discharge
  • Ear emergencies
  • Ear examination
  • Earache
  • Eardrum repair
  • Otosclerosis
  • Ruptured eardrum
  • Tympanometry
  • Wax blockage

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