Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 492.8
Other emphysema
  • Short description: Emphysema NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 492.8 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 492.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 492.8.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 492.8: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acute vesicular emphysema
  • Atrophic emphysema
  • Centriacinar emphysema
  • Centrilobular emphysema
  • Emphysema
  • Gas bubble disease
  • Hemolytic anemia with emphysema AND cutis laxa
  • Obstructive emphysema
  • Panacinar emphysema
  • Panlobular emphysema
  • Paraseptal emphysema
  • Pulmonary emphysema
  • Pulmonary emphysema in alpha-1 PI deficiency
  • Scar emphysema
  • Toxic emphysema
  • Unilateral emphysema
492.8 Excludes
Applies To
  • Emphysema (lung or pulmonary):
    • NOS
    • centriacinar
    • centrilobular
    • obstructive
    • panacinar
    • panlobular
    • unilateral
    • vesicular
  • MacLeod's syndrome
  • Swyer-James syndrome
  • Unilateral hyperlucent lung
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 492.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J43.9 Emphysema, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 492.8:
  • Atrophy, atrophic
    • emphysema, lung 492.8
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
  • Emphysema (atrophic) (centriacinar) (centrilobular) (chronic) (diffuse) (essential) (hypertrophic) (interlobular) (lung) (obstructive) (panlobular) (paracicatricial) (paracinar) (postural) (pulmonary) (senile) (subpleural) (traction) (unilateral) (unilobular) (vesicular) 492.8
    • due to fumes or vapors 506.4
    • fetus or newborn (interstitial) (mediastinal) (unilobular) 770.2
    • newborn (interstitial) (mediastinal) (unilobular) 770.2
    • obstructive diffuse with fibrosis 492.8
    • thymus (gland) (congenital) 254.8
    • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis, pulmonary) 011.9
  • Hyperlucent lung, unilateral 492.8
  • Macleod's syndrome (abnormal transradiancy, one lung) 492.8
  • Nodule(s), nodular
    • lung, solitary 518.89
      • emphysematous 492.8
    • solitary, lung 518.89
      • emphysematous 492.8
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
    • airway NEC 519.8
      • with
        • allergic alveolitis NEC 495.9
        • asthma NEC (see also Asthma) 493.9
        • bronchiectasis 494.0
          • with acute exacerbation 494.1
        • bronchitis (see also Bronchitis, with, obstruction) 491.20
        • emphysema NEC 492.8
      • chronic 496
        • with
          • allergic alveolitis NEC 495.5
          • asthma NEC (see also Asthma) 493.2
          • bronchiectasis 494.0
            • with acute exacerbation 494.1
          • bronchitis (chronic) (see also Bronchitis, chronic, obstructive) 491.20
          • emphysema NEC 492.8
      • due to
    • lung 518.89
      • with
        • asthma - see Asthma
        • bronchitis (chronic) 491.20
        • emphysema NEC 492.8
      • airway, chronic 496
      • chronic NEC 496
        • with
          • asthma (chronic) (obstructive) 493.2
      • disease, chronic 496
        • with
          • asthma (chronic) (obstructive) 493.2
      • emphysematous 492.8
  • Pink
    • puffer 492.8
  • Pneumatosis
    • pulmonum 492.8
  • Senile (see also condition) 797
    • lung 492.8
  • Swyer-James syndrome (unilateral hyperlucent lung) 492.8
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • MacLeod's 492.8
    • pink puffer 492.8
    • Swyer-James (unilateral hyperlucent lung) 492.8
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