Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 512.8
Other spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Short description: Spont pneumothorax NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 512.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 512.8 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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Approximate Synonyms
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
512.8 Excludes
Applies To
  • Pneumothorax:
    • NOS
    • acute
    • chronic
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 512.8:
  • Air
    • leak (lung) (pulmonary) (thorax) 512.8
  • Collapse 780.2
  • Compression
  • Pneumothorax (acute) (chronic) 512.8
    • due to operative injury of chest wall or lung 512.1
      • accidental puncture or laceration 512.1
    • spontaneous 512.8
    • tense valvular, infectional 512.0
    • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 011.7
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