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ICD-10-CM Code N49.8
Inflammatory disorders of other specified male genital organs

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Male Only
Male Only
Code is only used for male patients.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

N49.8 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of inflammatory disorders of other specified male genital organs. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code N498 is used to code Fournier gangrene

Fournier gangrene is a type of necrotizing fasciitis or gangrene usually affecting the perineum. It commonly occurs in elderly men, but it can also occur in women and children. It is more likely to occur in those with diabetes, alcoholics, or those who are immune compromised.

Specialty: Infectious Disease
MeSH Code: D018934
ICD 9 Code: 608.83

48-year-old male with Fournier gangrene. Image shows the patient after full recovery and 3 days after ileostomy insertion.

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Coding Notes for N49.8 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Inflammation of multiple sites in male genital organs

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #727-728 - Inflammation of the male reproductive system with MCC.
  • DRG Group #727-728 - Inflammation of the male reproductive system without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Fournier's gangrene of scrotum (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for causative agent code


Other inflammatory disorders of male genital organs (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code N49.8 and a single ICD9 code, 608.4 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: N49 - Inflammatory disorders of male genital organs, not elsewhere classified

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