Q87.1: Congenital malformation syndromes predominantly associated with short stature

Due to a congenital condition, the body size is smaller than that of most people of a similar age.

The condition can be hereditary. Other family members may also be affected by the disease.

A range of congenital conditions can cause someone to be smaller than most people. Others body parts such as the face may also be changed. Certain organs such as the heart may not have developed properly. In this case, you may have other symptoms and may even be seriously ill.

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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