Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 524.79
Dental alveolar anomalies other specified alveolar anomaly
  • Short description: OTH SPCF ALVEOLAR ANMALY.
  • ICD-9-CM 524.79 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 524.79 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).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 524.79 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M26.79 Other specified alveolar anomalies
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abnormal alveolar housing
  • Alveolar bone loss
  • Alveolar bone loss beyond furcation
  • Alveolar bone loss with cratering
  • Alveolar cleft anomaly
  • Anomaly, alveolar cleft (dental condition)
  • Bilat alveolar cleft anomaly
  • Bilateral alveolar cleft anomalies
  • Bilateral alveolar cleft anomaly
  • Broad alveolar housing
  • Buccal alveolar bony ledging
  • Cleft of alveolar ridge
  • Horizontal alveolar bone loss
  • Knife-edged edentulous alveolar ridge
  • Labial alveolar bony ledging
  • Left alveolar cleft anomaly
  • Right alveolar cleft anomaly
  • Thin alveolar housing
  • Vertical alveolar bone loss
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 524.79:
  • Anomaly, anomalous (congenital) (unspecified type) 759.9
    • alveolar 524.70
      • ridge (process) 525.8
      • specified NEC 524.79
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