2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q53

Undescended and ectopic testicle

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
  • Q53 should not be used for reimbursement purposes as there are multiple codes below it that contain a greater level of detail.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM Q53 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q53 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q53 may differ.
The following code(s) above Q53 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 Q53:
  • Q00-Q99
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range Q00-Q99

    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities

    Note
    • Codes from this chapter are not for use on maternal records
    Type 2 Excludes
    • inborn errors of metabolism (E70-E88)
    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
  • Q50-Q56
    2020 ICD-10-CM Range Q50-Q56

    Congenital malformations of genital organs

    Type 1 Excludes
    • androgen insensitivity syndrome (E34.5-)
    • syndromes associated with anomalies in the number and form of chromosomes (Q90-Q99)
    Congenital malformations of genital organs
Clinical Information
  • A condition in which one or both testicles fail to move from the abdomen, where they develop before birth, into the scrotum. Undescended testicles may increase the risk for development of testicular cancer.
  • A developmental defect in which a testis or both testes failed to descend from high in the abdomen to the bottom of the scrotum. Testicular descent is essential to normal spermatogenesis which requires temperature lower than the body temperature. Cryptorchidism can be subclassified by the location of the maldescended testis.
  • Failure of testes to descend into scrotum.
  • The failure of one or both testes of a male fetus to descend from the abdomen into the scrotum during the late part of pregnancy. If not surgically corrected in early childhood, males may be at increased risk for testicular cancer later in life.
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
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q53
Q52.3 Imperforate hymen
Q52.4 Other congenital malformations of vagina
Q52.5 Fusion of labia
Q52.6 Congenital malformation of clitoris
Q52.7 Other and unspecified congenital malformations of vulva
Q52.70 Unspecified congenital malformations of vulva
Q52.71 Congenital absence of vulva
Q52.79 Other congenital malformations of vulva
Q52.8 Other specified congenital malformations of female genitalia
Q52.9 Congenital malformation of female genitalia, unspecified
Q53 Undescended and ectopic testicle
Q53.0 Ectopic testis
Q53.00 …… unspecified
Q53.01 …… unilateral
Q53.02 Ectopic testes, bilateral
Q53.1 Undescended testicle, unilateral
Q53.10 Unspecified undescended testicle, unilateral
Q53.11 Abdominal testis, unilateral
Q53.111 Unilateral intraabdominal testis
Q53.112 Unilateral inguinal testis
Q53.12 Ectopic perineal testis, unilateral

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