ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Q55.8

Oth congenital malformations of male genital organs

Diagnosis Code Q55.8

ICD-10: Q55.8
Short Description: Oth congenital malformations of male genital organs
Long Description: Other specified congenital malformations of male genital organs
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Q55.8

Valid for Submission
The code Q55.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • Congenital malformations of genital organs (Q50-Q56)
      • Other congenital malformations of male genital organs (Q55)

Version 2019 Billable Code Diagnoses For Males Only POA Exempt

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Diagnoses for males only - Diagnoses for males only.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code Q55.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


Convert to ICD-9
  • 752.89 - Genital organ anom NEC (Approximate Flag)

Present on Admission (POA)
The code Q55.8 is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Accessory gonad
  • Congenital absence of genital tubercle
  • Congenital anomaly of perineum
  • Congenital hypoplasia of genital tubercle
  • Congenital hypoplasia of gonad
  • Congenital micrognathism
  • Congenital penile adhesion
  • Congenital perineal groove
  • Cyst of embryonic remnant - male
  • De Sanctis-Cacchione syndrome
  • Disorder of central nervous system due to xeroderma pigmentosum
  • Genitoperineal raphe cyst
  • Haspeslagh Fryns Muelenaere syndrome
  • Hereditary disorder of lymphatic system
  • Increased anogenital distance
  • Mullerian remnant
  • Persistent Mullerian derivative with lymphangiectasia and polydactyly syndrome
  • SERKAL syndrome
  • Splenogonadal fusion
  • Splenogonadal fusion, limb defect, micrognathia syndrome

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Q55.8 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Birth Defects

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

  • Genetics
  • 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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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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Present on Admission
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