Other congenital malformations of ear (Q17)

Clinical Information for Other congenital malformations of ear (Q17)

Hypertelorism - Abnormal increase in the interorbital distance due to overdevelopment of the lesser wings of the sphenoid.

Microstomia - A congenital defect in which the mouth is unusually small. (Dorland, 27th ed)

Instructional Notations

Type 1 Excludes Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

  • congenital malformations of ear with impairment of hearing Q16.0 Q16.9
  • preauricular sinus Q18.1