2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N43.3

Hydrocele, unspecified

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Male Dx
  • N43.3 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM N43.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of N43.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 N43.3 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • N43.3 is applicable to male patients.
The following code(s) above N43.3 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 N43.3:
  • N00-N99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range N00-N99

    Diseases of the genitourinary 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 genitourinary system
  • N43
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N43

    Hydrocele and spermatocele

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Includes
    • hydrocele of spermatic cord, testis or tunica vaginalis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital hydrocele (P83.5)
    Hydrocele and spermatocele
Approximate Synonyms
  • Adult hydrocele
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydrocele of testis
  • Hydrocele testis
  • Hydrocele, adult
Clinical Information
  • Accumulation of serous fluid between the layers of membrane (tunica vaginalis) covering the testis in the scrotum.
ICD-10-CM N43.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 729 Other male reproductive system diagnoses with cc/mcc
  • 730 Other male reproductive system diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert N43.3 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to N43.3:
  • Hydrocele (spermatic cord) (testis) (tunica vaginalis) N43.3

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To N43.3
N42.8 Other specified disorders of prostate
N42.81 Prostatodynia syndrome
N42.82 Prostatosis syndrome
N42.83 Cyst of prostate
N42.89 Other specified disorders of prostate
N42.9 Disorder of prostate, unspecified
N43 Hydrocele and spermatocele
N43.0 Encysted hydrocele
N43.1 Infected hydrocele
N43.2 Other hydrocele
N43.3 Hydrocele, unspecified
N43.4 Spermatocele of epididymis
N43.40 …… unspecified
N43.41 …… single
N43.42 …… multiple
N44 Noninflammatory disorders of testis
N44.0 Torsion of testis
N44.00 …… unspecified
N44.01 Extravaginal torsion of spermatic cord
N44.02 Intravaginal torsion of spermatic cord
N44.03 Torsion of appendix testis

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