ICD-10 Code N44.0

Torsion of testis

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code
ICD-10:N44.0
Short Description:Torsion of testis
Long Description:Torsion of testis

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10 N44.0 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of torsion of testis. The code is NOT valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • N44.00 - Torsion of testis, unspecified
  • N44.01 - Extravaginal torsion of spermatic cord
  • N44.02 - Intravaginal torsion of spermatic cord
  • N44.03 - Torsion of appendix testis
  • N44.04 - Torsion of appendix epididymis

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N53)
      • Noninflammatory disorders of testis (N44)

Information for Patients


Testicular Disorders

Testicles, or testes, make male hormones and sperm. They are two egg-shaped organs inside the scrotum, the loose sac of skin behind the penis. It's easy to injure your testicles because they are not protected by bones or muscles. Men and boys should wear athletic supporters when they play sports.

You should examine your testicles monthly and seek medical attention for lumps, redness, pain or other changes. Testicles can get inflamed or infected. They can also develop cancer. Testicular cancer is rare and highly treatable. It usually happens between the ages of 15 and 40.

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