Q93.5: Other deletions of part of a chromosome

The structure of your chromosomes has changed.

Somatic cells usually hold a complete blueprint of your body. This blueprint consists of genetic information. The genetic information is encrypted in the chromosomes. In humans, somatic cells usually have 23 pairs of chromosome, so 46 chromosomes in all. There are two different types of chromosomes. They are autosomes and sex chromosomes.

One or more pieces of autosomes have become detached and gone missing due to a change of this type. So when a change like this has occurred the genetic information is incomplete.

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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