ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 750.29

Pharyngeal anomaly NEC

Diagnosis Code 750.29

ICD-9: 750.29
Short Description: Pharyngeal anomaly NEC
Long Description: Other specified anomalies of pharynx
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 750.29

Code Classification
  • Congenital anomalies
    • Congenital anomalies (740-759)
      • 750 Other congenital anomalies of upper alimentary tract

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Q38.8 - Other congenital malformations of pharynx

  • Absent tonsils
  • Congenital anomaly of pharynx
  • Congenital atresia of pharynx
  • Congenital enlargement of nasopharynx
  • Congenital palatoesophageal incoordination
  • Congenital pharyngeal polyp
  • Congenital velopharyngeal dysfunction
  • Congenital velopharyngeal incompetence
  • Structural velopharyngeal impairment

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 750.29 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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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Throat Disorders

Also called: Pharyngeal disorders

Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The technical name for throat is pharynx.

Throat problems are common. You've probably had a sore throat. The cause is usually a viral infection, but other causes include allergies, infection with strep bacteria or the upward movement of stomach acids into the esophagus, called GERD.

Other problems that affect the throat include

  • Tonsillitis - an infection in the tonsils
  • Pharyngitis - inflammation of the pharynx
  • Cancers
  • Croup - inflammation, usually in small children, which causes a barking cough

Most throat problems are minor and go away on their own. Treatments, when needed, depend on the problem.

  • Acute upper airway obstruction
  • Epiglottitis
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • Herpangina
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Retropharyngeal abscess
  • Strep throat
  • Throat swab culture

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