N76.80: Fournier’s gangrene in females

You have severe inflammation in your vagina or external genital organs.

The internal female genital organs include the uterus, the fallopian tubes and ovaries. The vagina is also one of the internal genital organs and goes from the uterus to the outside of the body. The external female genital organs include the labia, the clitoris and the skin around the vagina.

Inflammation on the vagina or the external genital organs occurs when pathogens enter the tissue and multiply there. Pathogens can enter tissue through small injuries, for example. Pathogens may also multiply more than usual as a result of certain types of medication.

In your case the tissue is severely inflamed. As a result, wounds can occur and the skin sometimes turns black. You will often also have sharp pains and a high temperature. In most cases, you will be severely ill as a result of the inflammation.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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