2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N49.3

Fournier gangrene

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code Male Dx
  • N49.3 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 N49.3 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of N49.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 N49.3 may differ.
ICD-10-CM Coding Rules
  • N49.3 is applicable to male patients.
The following code(s) above N49.3 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 N49.3:
  • 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
  • N49
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code N49

    Inflammatory disorders of male genital organs, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code (B95-B97), to identify infectious agent
    Inflammatory disorders of male genital organs, not elsewhere classified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Fournier's gangrene of perineum
  • Fourniers gangrene perineum
Clinical Information
  • An acute necrotic infection of the scrotum; penis; or perineum. It is characterized by scrotum pain and redness with rapid progression to gangrene and sloughing of tissue. Fournier gangrene is usually secondary to perirectal or periurethral infections associated with local trauma, operative procedures, or urinary tract disease.
ICD-10-CM N49.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 727 Inflammation of the male reproductive system with mcc
  • 728 Inflammation of the male reproductive system without mcc

Convert N49.3 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 N49.3:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To N49.3
N48.8 Other specified disorders of penis
N48.81 Thrombosis of superficial vein of penis
N48.82 Acquired torsion of penis
N48.83 Acquired buried penis
N48.89 Other specified disorders of penis
N48.9 Disorder of penis, unspecified
N49 Inflammatory disorders of male genital organs, not elsewhere classified
N49.0 Inflammatory disorders of seminal vesicle
N49.1 Inflammatory disorders of spermatic cord, tunica vaginalis and vas deferens
N49.2 Inflammatory disorders of scrotum
N49.3 Fournier gangrene
N49.8 Inflammatory disorders of other specified male genital organs
N49.9 Inflammatory disorder of unspecified male genital organ
N50 Other and unspecified disorders of male genital organs
N50.0 Atrophy of testis
N50.1 Vascular disorders of male genital organs
N50.3 Cyst of epididymis
N50.8 Other specified disorders of male genital organs
N50.81 Testicular pain
N50.811 Right testicular pain
N50.812 Left testicular pain

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