ICD-10 Code N48.21

Abscess of corpus cavernosum and penis

Version 2019 Billable Code Diagnoses For Males Only
ICD-10: N48.21
Short Description:Abscess of corpus cavernosum and penis
Long Description:Abscess of corpus cavernosum and penis

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 N48.21 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of abscess of corpus cavernosum and penis. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the genitourinary system (N00–N99)
    • Diseases of male genital organs (N40-N53)
      • Other disorders of penis (N48)

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits

The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:

  • Diagnoses for males only - Diagnoses for males only.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC). The diagnosis code N48.21 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 727 - INFLAMMATION OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITH MCC
  • 728 - INFLAMMATION OF THE MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM WITHOUT MCC

Convert N48.21 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 607.2 - Inflam dis, penis NEC (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Abscess of corpus cavernosum
  • Abscess of penis
  • Boil of penis
  • Carbuncle of corpus cavernosum
  • Carbuncle of penis
  • Carbuncle of perineum
  • Cavernitis of penis
  • Furuncle of perineum
  • Infective dermatosis of male genitalia
  • Penile cellulitis/abscess/boil

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code N48.21 are found in the index:


Information for Patients


Abscess

An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system tries to fight the infection. White blood cells go to the infected area, collect within the damaged tissue, and cause inflammation. During this process, pus forms. Pus is a mixture of living and dead white blood cells, germs, and dead tissue.

Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful. Abscesses inside your body may not be obvious and can damage organs, including the brain, lungs and others. Treatments include drainage and antibiotics.

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  • Retropharyngeal abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
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Penis Disorders

Also called: Penile disorders

Problems with the penis can cause pain and affect a man's sexual function and fertility. Penis disorders include

  • Erectile dysfunction - inability to get or keep an erection
  • Priapism - a painful erection that does not go away
  • Peyronie's disease - bending of the penis during an erection due to a hard lump called a plaque
  • Balanitis - inflammation of the skin covering the head of the penis, most often in men and boys who have not been circumcised
  • Penile cancer - a rare form of cancer, highly curable when caught early
  • Balanitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cancer - penis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Curvature of the penis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epididymitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Epispadias (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Erythroplasia of Queyrat (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypospadias (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypospadias repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypospadias repair - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Paraphimosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Penis pain (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.