Specific code 2009 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 786.9
Other symptoms involving respiratory system and chest
  • Short description: RESP SYS/CHEST SYMP NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 786.9 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 786.9 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 786.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 786.9: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abdominal movement diminished
  • Abnormal diaphragmatic movement
  • Absent breath sounds
  • Air trapping
  • Arytenoid cartilages and posterior portion of vocal cords visible
  • Aspirated blood in lower respiratory tract
  • Biphasic movement of lower ribs
  • Blood in upper airway
  • Blunted hypoxic drive
  • Breath holding spell
  • Breath holding with temper
  • Bronchophony
  • Chest expansion reduced
  • Chest over-expanded
  • Chest wall retraction
  • Complaining of catarrh
  • Decreased diffusion capacity of lung
  • Decreased maximal voluntary ventilation
  • Diaphragmatic tonic spasm
  • Dissociation of movement of chest wall
  • Does not huff
  • Epiglottis not visible
  • Epiglottis visible, vocal cords not visible
  • Gasping for breath
  • Gastrointestinal contents in upper airway
  • Glossopharyngeal breathing
  • Hanging columella
  • Hemithorax immobile
  • High ventilation-perfusion ratio
  • Increased Bohr effect
  • Increased maximal voluntary ventilation
  • Increased oxygen supply
  • Increased peak expiratory flow rate
  • Inequality of ventilation-perfusion ratio
  • Intercostal recession
  • Interrupted breathing
  • Left side of chest moves less than right
  • Mixed obstructive and restrictive ventilatory defect
  • Nasal obstruction present
  • Obstruction of airway by blood
  • Obstruction of airway by food
  • On examination - abdominal breathing
  • On examination - adventitious sounds present
  • On examination - chest expansion unequal
  • On examination - chest PN hyperresonant
  • On examination - chest PN tympanitic
  • On examination - intercostal recession
  • On examination - lung cavitation
  • On examination - lung collapse present
  • On examination - rate of respiration slow
  • On examination - shallow breathing
  • On examination - sternal recession
  • On examination - subcostal recession
  • On examination - suprasternal recession
  • On examination - type of respiration
  • Pain of respiratory structure
  • Paradoxic movement of lower ribs
  • Paradoxical chest movement
  • Paradoxical inward movement of abdomen on inspiration
  • Paradoxical respiration
  • Peak flow rate abnormal
  • Pulmonary sign AND/OR symptom
  • Regional ventilation differences
  • Regional ventilation differences due to gravity
  • Respiration intermittent
  • Respiratory finding on palpation of chest wall
  • Respiratory quotient abnormal
  • Respiratory symptom
  • Right side of chest moves less than left
  • Rigid chest
  • Sleep-related groaning
  • Soot in oropharynx
  • Sternal recession
  • Subcostal recession
  • Suprasternal recession
  • Tenderness of respiratory structure
  • Trachea moves down on insp
  • Tracheal breathing
  • Tracheal tug
  • Unable to cough up sputum
  • Unable to expectorate
  • Unequal ventilation
  • Vesicular breathing
Applies To
  • Breath-holding spell
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 786.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R06.89 Other abnormalities of breathing
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 786.9:
  • Asymmetry - see also Distortion
    • chest 786.9
  • Breath
    • holding spells 786.9
  • Congestion, congestive
    • chest 786.9
    • lung 786.9
      • active or acute (see also Pneumonia) 486
      • chronic 514
      • hypostatic 514
      • idiopathic, acute 518.5
      • passive 514
  • Retraction
    • sternum (congenital) 756.3
      • acquired 738.3
      • during respiration 786.9
  • Spells 780.39
    • breath-holding 786.9
  • Symptoms, specified (general) NEC 780.99
    • chest NEC 786.9
    • respiratory system NEC 786.9
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