Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 744.49
Other branchial cleft cyst or fistula; preauricular sinus
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 744.49 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 744.49 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).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 744.49 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Q18.2 Other branchial cleft malformations
Approximate Synonyms
  • Branchial cleft
  • Congenital branchial cleft anomaly
  • Ear pit
  • Preauricular dimple
  • Preauricular pit
Applies To
  • Fistula (of):
    • auricle, congenital
    • cervicoaural
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 744.49:
  • Anomaly, anomalous (congenital) (unspecified type) 759.9
  • Cervicoaural fistula 744.49
  • Fistula (sinus) 686.9
    • auricle 383.81
      • congenital 744.49
    • cervicoaural (congenital) 744.49
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