478.5 VOCAL CORD DISEASE NEC

Code Information

Diagnosis Code: 478.5

Short Description: Vocal cord disease NEC

Long Description: Other diseases of vocal cords

Code Classification:

  • Diseases of the respiratory system (460–519)
    • Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (470-478)
      • 478 Other diseases of upper respiratory tract
        • 478.5 Vocal cord disease NEC

Code Version: 2015 ICD-9-CM

References to Index of Diseases and Injuries

The code 478.5 has the following ICD-9-CM references to the Index of Diseases and Injuries
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • vocal cord 478.5
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (with lymphangitis) (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • vocal cords 478.5
  • Chorditis (fibrinous) (nodosa) (tuberosa) 478.5
  • Cicatrix (adherent) (contracted) (painful) (vicious) 709.2
    • vocal cord 478.5
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • vocal cords NEC 478.5
  • Dysplasia - see also Anomaly
    • vocal cord 478.5
  • Fixation
    • vocal cord 478.5
  • Granuloma NEC 686.1
    • vocal cords 478.5
  • Hemorrhage, hemorrhagic (nontraumatic) 459.0
    • vocal cord 478.5
  • Hyperkeratosis (see also Keratosis) 701.1
    • vocal cord 478.5
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
    • vocal cord 478.5
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
    • vocal cord 478.5
  • Leukoplakia 702.8
    • vocal cords 478.5
  • Node(s) - see also Nodules
    • singers' 478.5
    • vocal cords 478.5
  • Nodule(s), nodular
    • singers' 478.5
    • vocal cords 478.5
  • Pachyderma, pachydermia 701.8
    • laryngis 478.5
  • Singers' node or nodule 478.5

Crosswalk Information

The code 478.5 converts into the following ICD-10 code(s):
ICD-9 Code ICD-10 Code ICD-10 Description
478.5 Right Arrow J38.3 Other diseases of vocal cords
This ICD-9 to ICD-10 data is based on the 2015 General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) files published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for informational purposes only. The data is not an ICD-10 conversion tool and doesn’t guarantee clinical accuracy.

Similar Codes

No. ICD-9 Code ICD-9 Description
1 478.0 Hypertrophy of nasal turbinates
2 478.11 Nasal mucositis (ulcerative)
3 478.19 Other disease of nasal cavity and sinuses
4 478.20 Unspecified disease of pharynx
5 478.21 Cellulitis of pharynx or nasopharynx
6 478.22 Parapharyngeal abscess
7 478.24 Retropharyngeal abscess
8 478.25 Edema of pharynx or nasopharynx
9 478.26 Cyst of pharynx or nasopharynx
10 478.29 Other diseases of pharynx, not elsewhere classified
11 478.30 Paralysis of vocal cords or larynx, unspecified
12 478.31 Unilateral paralysis of vocal cords or larynx, partial
13 478.32 Unilateral paralysis of vocal cords or larynx, complete
14 478.33 Bilateral paralysis of vocal cords or larynx, partial
15 478.34 Bilateral paralysis of vocal cords or larynx, complete
16 478.4 Polyp of vocal cord or larynx
17 478.6 Edema of larynx
18 478.70 Unspecified disease of larynx
19 478.71 Cellulitis and perichondritis of larynx
20 478.74 Stenosis of larynx
21 478.75 Laryngeal spasm
22 478.79 Other diseases of larynx, not elsewhere classified
23 478.8 Upper respiratory tract hypersensitivity reaction, site unspecified
24 478.9 Other and unspecified diseases of upper respiratory tract

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