2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code P72.0

Neonatal goiter, not elsewhere classified

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Neonatal goiter, not elsewhere classified
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period
    • Transitory endocrine and metabolic disorders specific to newborn
      • Other transitory neonatal endocrine disorders

P72.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neonatal goiter, not elsewhere classified. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Goiter
  • Mass of thyroid gland
  • Neonatal goiter
  • Nodular goiter
  • Substernal goiter

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Goiter

    enlargement of the thyroid gland that may increase from about 20 grams to hundreds of grams in human adults. goiter is observed in individuals with normal thyroid function (euthyroidism), thyroid deficiency (hypothyroidism), or hormone overproduction (hyperthyroidism). goiter may be congenital or acquired, sporadic or endemic (goiter, endemic).
  • Goiter, Endemic

    a form of iodine deficiency disorders characterized by an enlargement of the thyroid gland in a significantly large fraction of a population group. endemic goiter is common in mountainous and iodine-deficient areas of the world where the diet contains insufficient amount of iodine.
  • Goiter, Nodular

    an enlarged thyroid gland containing multiple nodules (thyroid nodule), usually resulting from recurrent thyroid hyperplasia and involution over many years to produce the irregular enlargement. multinodular goiters may be nontoxic or may induce thyrotoxicosis.
  • Goiter, Substernal

    an enlarged thyroid gland with at least 50% of the gland situated behind the sternum. it is an unusual presentation of an intrathoracic goiter. substernal goiters frequently cause compression on the trachea leading to deviation, narrowing, and respiratory symptoms.
  • Graves Disease

    a common form of hyperthyroidism with a diffuse hyperplastic goiter. it is an autoimmune disorder that produces antibodies against the thyroid stimulating hormone receptor. these autoantibodies activate the tsh receptor, thereby stimulating the thyroid gland and hypersecretion of thyroid hormones. these autoantibodies can also affect the eyes (graves ophthalmopathy) and the skin (graves dermopathy).
  • Lingual Goiter

    pathological enlargement of the lingual thyroid, ectopic thyroid tissue at the base of the tongue. it may cause upper airway obstruction; dysphagia; or hypothyroidism symptoms.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Transitory congenital goiter with normal functioning

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert P72.0 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 775.89 - Neonat endo/met dis NEC
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education

Thyroid Diseases

Your thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the front of your neck. It makes hormones that control the way the body uses energy. These hormones affect nearly every organ in your body and control many of your body's most important functions. For example, they affect your breathing, heart rate, weight, digestion, and moods.

Thyroid diseases cause your thyroid to make either too much or too little of the hormones. Some of the different thyroid diseases include:

  • Goiter, an enlargement of the thyroid gland
  • Hyperthyroidism, which happens when your thyroid gland makes more thyroid hormones than your body needs
  • Hypothyroidism, which happens when your thyroid gland does not make enough thyroid hormones
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Thyroid nodules, lumps in the thyroid gland
  • Thyroiditis, swelling of the thyroid

To diagnose thyroid diseases, your health care provider may use a medical history, physical exam, and thyroid tests. In some cases, your provider may also do a biopsy.

Treatment depends on the problem, how severe it is, and what your symptoms are. Possible treatments may include medicines, radioiodine therapy, or thyroid surgery.

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Uncommon Infant and Newborn Problems

It can be scary when your baby is sick, especially when it is not an everyday problem like a cold or a fever. You may not know whether the problem is serious or how to treat it. If you have concerns about your baby's health, call your health care provider right away.

Learning information about your baby's condition can help ease your worry. Do not be afraid to ask questions about your baby's care. By working together with your health care provider, you make sure that your baby gets the best care possible.

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.