ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 744.23


Diagnosis Code 744.23

ICD-9: 744.23
Short Description: Microtia
Long Description: Microtia
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 744.23

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 744.23 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Hypoplasia, hypoplasis 759.89
      • ear 744.29
        • auricle 744.23
    • Microtia (congenital) (external ear) 744.23

Information for Patients

Craniofacial Abnormalities

Craniofacial is a medical term that relates to the bones of the skull and face. Craniofacial abnormalities are birth defects of the face or head. Some, like cleft lip and palate, are among the most common of all birth defects. Others are very rare. Most of them affect how a person's face or head looks. These conditions may also affect other parts of the body.

Treatment depends on the type of problem. Plastic and reconstructive surgery may help the person's appearance.

  • Apert syndrome
  • Cleidocranial dysostosis
  • Craniosynostosis
  • Craniosynostosis repair
  • Craniosynostosis repair - discharge
  • Head and face reconstruction
  • Pierre Robin syndrome
  • Treacher-Collins syndrome

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