2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N46.023

Azoospermia due to obstruction of efferent ducts

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years) Male Dx
  • N46.023 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 N46.023 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of N46.023 - other international versions of ICD-10 N46.023 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • N46.023 is applicable to adult patients aged 15 - 124 years inclusive.
  • N46.023 is applicable to male patients.
The following code(s) above N46.023 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 N46.023:
  • 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
  • N46
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N46

    Male infertility

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Male infertility
  • N46.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N46.0

    Azoospermia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Absolute male infertility
    • Male infertility due to germinal (cell) aplasia
    • Male infertility due to spermatogenic arrest (complete)
    Azoospermia
  • N46.02
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N46.02

    Azoospermia due to extratesticular causes

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Code Also
    • associated cause
    Azoospermia due to extratesticular causes
Approximate Synonyms
  • Azoospermia due to obstruction
  • Azospermia, due to obstruction
ICD-10-CM N46.023 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 N46.023 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 N46.023:
  • Azoospermia (organic) N46.01
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N46.01

    Organic azoospermia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years) Male Dx
    Applicable To
    • Azoospermia NOS
    • due to
      • efferent duct obstruction N46.023
  • Infertility
    • male N46.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N46.9

      Male infertility, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years) Male Dx
      • azoospermia N46.01
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N46.01

        Organic azoospermia

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years) Male Dx
        Applicable To
        • Azoospermia NOS
        • extratesticular cause N46.029
          ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N46.029

          Azoospermia due to other extratesticular causes

            2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Adult Dx (15-124 years) Male Dx
          • efferent duct obstruction N46.023

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To N46.023
N45.1 Epididymitis
N45.2 Orchitis
N45.3 Epididymo-orchitis
N45.4 Abscess of epididymis or testis
N46 Male infertility
N46.0 Azoospermia
N46.01 Organic azoospermia
N46.02 Azoospermia due to extratesticular causes
N46.021 Azoospermia due to drug therapy
N46.022 Azoospermia due to infection
N46.023 Azoospermia due to obstruction of efferent ducts
N46.024 Azoospermia due to radiation
N46.025 Azoospermia due to systemic disease
N46.029 Azoospermia due to other extratesticular causes
N46.1 Oligospermia
N46.11 Organic oligospermia
N46.12 Oligospermia due to extratesticular causes
N46.121 Oligospermia due to drug therapy
N46.122 Oligospermia due to infection
N46.123 Oligospermia due to obstruction of efferent ducts
N46.124 Oligospermia due to radiation

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