Valid for Submission
Q45.8 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified congenital malformations of digestive system. The code Q45.8 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 Q45.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like congenital absence of alimentary tract, congenital duplication of digestive organs, congenital gastrointestinal-urinary tract fistula, congenital malposition of digestive organs, congenital mesenteric cyst , congenital partial absence of alimentary tract, 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 Q45.8:
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.
- Absence (complete) (partial) of alimentary tract NOS
- Duplication of digestive system
- Malposition, congenital of digestive system
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 Q45.8 are found in the index:
- - Absence (of) (organ or part) (complete or partial)
- - Agenesis
- - Hydromphalos (since birth) - Q45.8
- - Hypoplasia, hypoplastic
- - Malformation (congenital) - See Also: Anomaly;
- - Malposition
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Congenital absence of alimentary tract
- Congenital duplication of digestive organs
- Congenital gastrointestinal-urinary tract fistula
- Congenital malposition of digestive organs
- Congenital mesenteric cyst
- Congenital partial absence of alimentary tract
- Ectopic pancreas
- Ectopic pancreas
- Ectopic pancreas in duodenum
- Ectopic pancreatic tissue in stomach
- Embryonic cyst of omentum
- Mesenteric cyst
- Omental cyst
- Persistent dorsal mesentery
- Vestigial gastrointestinal remnant
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Present on Admission (POA)
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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.
Babies with birth defects often need special care and treatments. The treatments may include surgery, medicines, assistive devices, and therapies.
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Also called: Gastrointestinal diseases
When you eat, your body breaks food down to a form it can use to build and nourish cells and provide energy. This process is called digestion.
Your digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube. It runs from your mouth to your anus and includes your esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved. They produce juices to help digestion.
There are many types of digestive disorders. The symptoms vary widely depending on the problem. In general, you should see your doctor if you have
- Blood in your stool
- Changes in bowel habits
- Severe abdominal pain
- Unintentional weight loss
- Heartburn not relieved by antacids
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
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