Specific code 2009 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 738.3
Acquired deformity of chest and rib
  • Short description: ACQ CHEST DEFORMITY.
  • ICD-9-CM 738.3 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 738.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2009 version of ICD-9-CM 738.3.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 738.3: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acquired deformity of chest
  • Acquired deformity of rib
  • Acquired deformity of trunk
  • Acquired pectus excavatum
  • Deformity of trunk, acquired
  • Left mastectomy deformity
  • Pectus excavatum, acquired
  • Right mastectomy deformity
Applies To
  • Deformity:
    • chest (acquired)
    • rib (acquired)
  • Pectus:
    • carinatum, acquired
    • excavatum, acquired
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 738.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M95.4 Acquired deformity of chest and rib
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 738.3:
  • Absence (organ or part) (complete or partial)
    • rib (acquired) 738.3
  • Barrel chest 738.3
  • Concavity, chest wall 738.3
  • Deformity 738.9
    • chest (wall) (acquired) 738.3
    • rib (acquired) 738.3
    • sternum (acquired) 738.3
    • thorax (acquired) (wall) 738.3
    • trunk (acquired) 738.3
  • Depression 311
    • chest wall 738.3
    • sternum 738.3
  • Displacement, displaced
    • xyphoid bone (process) 738.3
  • Funnel
    • breast (acquired) 738.3
    • chest (acquired) 738.3
  • Pectus
    • carinatum (congenital) 754.82
      • acquired 738.3
      • rachitic (see also Rickets) 268.0
    • excavatum (congenital) 754.81
      • acquired 738.3
      • rachitic (see also Rickets) 268.0
    • recurvatum (congenital) 754.81
      • acquired 738.3
  • Pigeon
    • breast or chest (acquired) 738.3
  • Retraction
    • sternum (congenital) 756.3
      • acquired 738.3
      • during respiration 786.9
    • substernal 738.3
  • Shoemakers' chest 738.3
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