2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K14.8

Other diseases of tongue

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • K14.8 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM K14.8 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K14.8 - other international versions of ICD-10 K14.8 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Atrophy of tongue
  • Crenated tongue
  • Enlargement of tongue
  • Glossocele
  • Glossoptosis
  • Hypertrophy of tongue
The following code(s) above K14.8 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to K14.8:
  • K00-K95
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range K00-K95

    Diseases of the digestive system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the digestive system
  • K14
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K14

    Diseases of tongue

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • erythroplakia (K13.29)
    • focal epithelial hyperplasia (K13.29)
    • leukedema of tongue (K13.29)
    • leukoplakia of tongue (K13.21)
    • hairy leukoplakia (K13.3)
    • macroglossia (congenital) (Q38.2)
    • submucous fibrosis of tongue (K13.5)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify:
    • alcohol abuse and dependence (F10.-)
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
    Diseases of tongue
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acquired macroglossia
  • Acquired macroglossia (large tongue)
  • Atrophy of tongue
  • Enlargement of tongue
  • Glossoptosis
  • Lesion of tongue
  • Tongue atrophy
  • Tongue hypertrophy
  • Tongue lesion
  • Tongue thrust disorder
  • Tongue thrusting
Clinical Information
  • A finding indicating enlargement of the tongue.
  • The presence of an excessively large tongue, which may be congenital or may develop as a result of a tumor or edema due to obstruction of lymphatic vessels, or it may occur in association with hyperpituitarism or acromegaly. It also may be associated with malocclusion because of pressure of the tongue on the teeth. (from jablonski, dictionary of dentistry, 1992)
ICD-10-CM K14.8 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 011 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with mcc
  • 012 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with cc
  • 013 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy without cc/mcc
  • 157 Dental and oral diseases with mcc
  • 158 Dental and oral diseases with cc
  • 159 Dental and oral diseases without cc/mcc

Convert K14.8 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K14.8:
  • Adhesions, adhesive (postinfective) K66.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K66.0

    Peritoneal adhesions (postprocedural) (postinfection)

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Adhesions (of) abdominal (wall)
    • Adhesions (of) diaphragm
    • Adhesions (of) intestine
    • Adhesions (of) male pelvis
    • Adhesions (of) omentum
    • Adhesions (of) stomach
    • Adhesive bands
    • Mesenteric adhesions
    Type 1 Excludes
    • female pelvic adhesions [bands] (N73.6)
    • peritoneal adhesions with intestinal obstruction (K56.5-)
    • tongue, congenital (to gum or roof of mouth) Q38.3
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q38.3

      Other congenital malformations of tongue

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Aglossia
      • Bifid tongue
      • Congenital adhesion of tongue
      • Congenital fissure of tongue
      • Congenital malformation of tongue NOS
      • Double tongue
      • Hypoglossia
      • Hypoplasia of tongue
      • Microglossia
      • acquired K14.8
  • Atrophy, atrophic (of)
  • Cicatrix (adherent) (contracted) (painful) (vicious) L90.5
    - see also Scar
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L90.5

    Scar conditions and fibrosis of skin

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Adherent scar (skin)
    • Cicatrix
    • Disfigurement of skin due to scar
    • Fibrosis of skin NOS
    • Scar NOS
    Type 2 Excludes
    • tongue K14.8
  • Crenated tongue K14.8
  • Cyst (colloid) (mucous) (simple) (retention)
    • tongue K14.8
  • Deformity Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
    • tongue (congenital) Q38.3
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q38.3

      Other congenital malformations of tongue

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Aglossia
      • Bifid tongue
      • Congenital adhesion of tongue
      • Congenital fissure of tongue
      • Congenital malformation of tongue NOS
      • Double tongue
      • Hypoglossia
      • Hypoplasia of tongue
      • Microglossia
      • acquired K14.8
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • tongue K14.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K14.9

      Disease of tongue, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Glossopathy NOS
      • specified NEC K14.8
  • Enlargement, enlarged - see also Hypertrophy
    • tongue K14.8
  • Glossocele K14.8
  • Glossoncus K14.8
  • Glossoplegia K14.8
  • Glossoptosis K14.8
  • Hemiatrophy R68.89
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R68.89

    Other general symptoms and signs

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • tongue K14.8
  • Hemorrhage, hemorrhagic (concealed) R58
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R58

    Hemorrhage, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Hemorrhage NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • hemorrhage included with underlying conditions, such as:
    • acute duodenal ulcer with hemorrhage (K26.0)
    • acute gastritis with bleeding (K29.01)
    • ulcerative enterocolitis with rectal bleeding (K51.01)
    • tongue K14.8
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) B99.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B99.9

    Unspecified infectious disease

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • thyroglossal duct K14.8
  • Macroglossia (congenital) Q38.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q38.2

    Macroglossia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital hypertrophy of tongue
    • acquired K14.8
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) G83.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G83.9

    Paralytic syndrome, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • tongue K14.8
  • Spasm(s) R25.2
    - see also condition
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R25.2

    Cramp and spasm

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • tongue K14.8
  • Thickening
    • tongue K14.8

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K14.8
K13.70 Unspecified lesions of oral mucosa
K13.79 Other lesions of oral mucosa
K14 Diseases of tongue
K14.0 Glossitis
K14.1 Geographic tongue
K14.2 Median rhomboid glossitis
K14.3 Hypertrophy of tongue papillae
K14.4 Atrophy of tongue papillae
K14.5 Plicated tongue
K14.6 Glossodynia
K14.8 Other diseases of tongue
K14.9 Disease of tongue, unspecified
K20 Esophagitis
K20.0 Eosinophilic esophagitis
K20.8 Other esophagitis
K20.9 Esophagitis, unspecified
K21 Gastro-esophageal reflux disease
K21.0 Gastro-esophageal reflux disease with esophagitis
K21.9 Gastro-esophageal reflux disease without esophagitis
K22 Other diseases of esophagus
K22.0 Achalasia of cardia

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.