Specific code 2007 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 756.3
Other congenital anomalies of ribs and sternum
  • Short description: RIB & STERNUM ANOMAL NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 756.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 756.3 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2007 version of ICD-9-CM 756.3.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 756.3: 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 756.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Q76.6 Other congenital malformations of ribs
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Q76.7 Congenital malformation of sternum
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Q77.2 Short rib syndrome
Approximate Synonyms
  • Absence of sternum
  • Accessory bilat ribs
  • Accessory bilateral ribs
  • Accessory left rib
  • Accessory rib
  • Accessory sternebral ossification site
  • Asymmetrical thorax
  • Bilateral accessory ribs
  • Bipartite ossification of sternebra
  • Congenital abnormal fusion of rib cartilage
  • Congenital abnormal shape of rib
  • Congenital abnormal shape of sternebra
  • Congenital absence of rib
  • Congenital absence of sternebra
  • Congenital absence of sternum
  • Congenital anomaly of rib
  • Congenital anomaly of rib cartilage
  • Congenital anomaly of sternebra
  • Congenital anomaly of thoracic cage
  • Congenital anomaly of thorax
  • Congenital anomaly sternum
  • Congenital anomaly thoracic cage
  • Congenital bent rib
  • Congenital branched rib
  • Congenital branched rib cartilage
  • Congenital deformity of sternum
  • Congenital deformity of thoracic cage
  • Congenital fissure of sternum
  • Congenital focal enlargement of rib
  • Congenital fusion of ribs
  • Congenital hypoplasia of rib
  • Congenital malformation of sternum
  • Congenital malposition of rib
  • Congenital malposition of sternebra
  • Congenital misalignment of rib
  • Congenital misalignment of sternebra
  • Congenital thickening of rib
  • Discontinuous rib
  • Enlargement of thorax
  • Full supernumerary rib
  • Incomplete ossification of rib
  • Incomplete ossification of sternebra
  • Intercostal rib
  • Lack of ossification of rib
  • Lack of ossification of sternebra
  • Mis-shapen sternum
  • Short rib dysplasia
  • Short rib dysplasia group
  • Short rib polydactyly syndrome
  • Short rib syndrome
  • Short rib-polydactyly syndrome, Majewski type
  • Short rib-polydactyly syndrome, non-Majewski type
  • Short supernumerary rib
  • Sternum bifidum
  • Sternum tender
  • Thoracoschisis
756.3 Excludes
Applies To
  • Congenital absence of:
    • rib
    • sternum
  • Congenital:
    • fissure of sternum
    • fusion of ribs
  • Sternum bifidum
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 756.3:
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