Valid for Submission
Q38.6 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other congenital malformations of mouth. The code Q38.6 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code Q38.6 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like buccal bifurcation cyst, cleft palate lateral synechia syndrome, congenital abnormality of oral cavity, congenital absence of mouth, congenital anomaly of mouth , congenital anomaly of oral mucosa, etc. The code is exempt from present on admission (POA) reporting for inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code Q38.6:
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Congenital malformation of mouth NOS
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 Q38.6 are found in the index:
- - Aberrant (congenital) - See Also: Malposition, congenital;
- - Acheilia - Q38.6
- - Anomaly, anomalous (congenital) (unspecified type) - Q89.9
- - Aplasia - See Also: Agenesis;
- - Cyst (colloid) (mucous) (simple) (retention)
- - Fordyce's disease (mouth) - Q38.6
- - Islands of
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Buccal bifurcation cyst
- Cleft palate lateral synechia syndrome
- Congenital abnormality of oral cavity
- Congenital absence of mouth
- Congenital anomaly of mouth
- Congenital anomaly of oral mucosa
- Congenital anomaly of oral mucosa
- Congenital malformation of tongue, mouth and pharynx
- Ectopic oral gastrointestinal cyst
- Facial milia, lobate tongue, lingual and labial frenula syndrome
- Fordyce spots of buccal mucosa
- Fordyce spots of lips
- Fordyce's disease
- Frenal tag
- Gingival odontogenic cyst
- Hereditary mucoepithelial dysplasia
- Hypertrichosis with congenital macrogingivae
- Ichthyosis, oral and digital anomalies syndrome
- Inflammatory odontogenic cyst
- Melanin pigmentation of oral mucosa
- Melanosis of mucosa of body orifice
- Nail and tooth abnormalities, marginal palmoplantar keratoderma, oral hyperpigmentation syndrome
- Orofacial cleft
- Oro-facial digital syndrome type 11
- Oro-facial digital syndrome type 14
- Oro-facial digital syndrome type 5
- Wellesley Carman French syndrome
- White sponge nevus
Present on Admission (POA)
Convert Q38.6 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code Q38.6 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
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 range from mild to severe. Causes can include
- Exposures to medicines or chemicals. For example, alcohol abuse can cause fetal alcohol syndrome.
- Infections during pregnancy
- Certain medicines. Before you get pregnant, talk to your health care provider about any medicines you take.
- Not getting enough of certain nutrients. For example, not getting enough folic acid before and during pregnancy is a key factor in causing neural tube defects.
For most birth defects, the cause is unknown.
Health care providers can diagnose certain birth defects during pregnancy, with prenatal tests. That's why it important to get regular prenatal care. Other birth defects may not be found until after the baby is born. Sometimes the defect is obvious right away. Other times, the health care provider may not discover it until later in life.
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Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body. It has many different functions. It allows you to
- Take in food and drink
- Breathe in air
- Start digestion, with your teeth chewing the food you eat and your salivary glands releasing saliva to help break down the food
- Speak and sing
- Show emotion, by smiling or pouting
Any problem that affects your mouth can make it hard to eat, drink, or even smile. Some common mouth problems include
- Cold sores - painful sores on the lips and around the mouth, caused by a virus
- Canker sores - painful sores in the mouth, caused by bacteria or viruses
- Thrush - a yeast infection that causes white patches in your mouth
- Leukoplakia - white patches of excess cell growth on the cheeks, gums or tongue, common in smokers
- Dry mouth - a lack of enough saliva, caused by some medicines and certain diseases
- Gum or tooth problems
- Bad breath
Treatment for mouth disorders varies, depending on the problem. If a mouth problem is caused by some other disease, treating that disease can help. It is also important to keep your mouth clean and healthy by brushing, flossing, and not using tobacco.
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