Specific code 2006 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 744.3
Unspecified congenital anomaly of ear
  • Short description: EAR ANOMALY NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 744.3 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 744.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 744.3: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Anomaly, ear, congenital
  • Congenital abnormality of external ear
  • Congenital anomaly of ear
  • Congenital ear anomaly
  • Congenital external ear anomaly
Applies To
  • Congenital:
    • anomaly NOS of ear, NEC
    • deformity NOS of ear, NEC
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 744.3 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Q17.9 Congenital malformation of ear, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 744.3:
  • Anomaly, anomalous (congenital) (unspecified type) 759.9
    • auditory canal 744.3
    • concha (ear) 744.3
    • ear 744.3
      • causing impairment of hearing 744.00
      • external 744.3
        • causing impairment of hearing 744.02
        • specified type NEC 744.29
      • inner (causing impairment of hearing) 744.05
      • middle, except ossicles (causing impairment of hearing) 744.03
      • ossicles 744.04
      • prominent auricle 744.29
      • specified type NEC 744.29
        • with hearing impairment 744.09
    • Eustachian tube 744.3
    • tragus 744.3
  • Deformity 738.9
    • auditory canal (congenital) (external) (see also Deformity, ear) 744.3
    • auricle
      • ear (congenital) (see also Deformity, ear) 744.3
      • heart (congenital) 746.9
    • concha (ear) (congenital) (see also Deformity, ear) 744.3
    • ear (congenital) 744.3
    • Eustachian tube (congenital) NEC 744.3
    • pinna (acquired) 380.32
      • congenital 744.3
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