Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 529.8
Other specified conditions of the tongue
  • Short description: Tongue disorder NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 529.8 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 529.8 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 529.8.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 529.8: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acquired macroglossia
  • Acquired macroglossia (large tongue)
  • Atrophy of tongue
  • Beefy red tongue
  • Bilateral paralysis of tongue
  • Crenated tongue
  • Cyst of tongue
  • Denervation atrophy of tongue
  • Dislocation of tongue
  • Edema of the tongue
  • Enlargement of tongue
  • Fasciculation of tongue
  • Furred tongue
  • Glossocele
  • Glossoptosis
  • Hypoesthesia of tongue
  • Increased protrusion of tongue
  • Lateral deviation of tongue on protrusion
  • Lesion of tongue
  • Lichen planus of tongue
  • On examination - macroglossia
  • Overgrowth of filiform papillae
  • Paralysis of tongue
  • Polyp of tongue
  • Strawberry tongue
  • Tongue atrophy
  • Tongue hypertrophy
  • Tongue lesion
  • Tongue thrust disorder
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Unable to protrude tongue
  • Unable to protrude tongue fully
  • Unilateral paralysis of tongue
  • Vascular tongue
  • Wasting of tongue
529.8 Excludes
  • erythroplasia of tongue (528.79)
  • leukoplakia of tongue (528.6)
  • macroglossia (congenital) (750.15)
  • microglossia (congenital) (750.16)
  • oral submucosal fibrosis (528.8)
Applies To
  • Atrophy (of) tongue
  • Crenated (of) tongue
  • Enlargement (of) tongue
  • Hypertrophy (of) tongue
  • Glossocele
  • Glossoptosis
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 529.8 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K14.8 Other diseases of tongue
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 529.8:
  • Acanthosis (acquired) (nigricans) 701.2
    • tongue 529.8
  • Adhesion(s), adhesive (postinfectional) (postoperative)
    • tongue (congenital) (to gum or roof of mouth) 750.12
      • acquired 529.8
  • Atrophy, atrophic
  • Cicatrix (adherent) (contracted) (painful) (vicious) 709.2
    • tongue 529.8
  • Crenated tongue 529.8
  • Cyst (mucus) (retention) (serous) (simple)
    • tongue (mucous) 529.8
  • Deformity 738.9
    • tongue (congenital) 750.10
      • acquired 529.8
  • Enlargement, enlarged - see also Hypertrophy
    • tongue 529.8
  • Glossocele 529.8
  • Glossoncus 529.8
  • Glossoplegia 529.8
  • Glossoptosis 529.8
  • Hemiatrophy 799.89
    • tongue 529.8
  • Hemorrhage, hemorrhagic (nontraumatic) 459.0
    • tongue 529.8
  • Hyperplasia, hyperplastic
    • oral soft tissue (inflammatory) (irritative) (mucosa) NEC 528.9
      • gingiva 523.8
      • tongue 529.8
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
    • frenum, frenulum (tongue) 529.8
    • linguae frenulum 529.8
    • tongue 529.8
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • thyroglossal duct 529.8
  • Macroglossia (congenital) 750.15
    • acquired 529.8
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) 344.9
    • tongue 529.8
  • Spasm, spastic, spasticity (see also condition) 781.0
    • tongue 529.8
  • Thickening
    • tongue 529.8
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