Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 786.09
Respiratory abnormality other
  • Short description: Respiratory abnorm NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 786.09 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 786.09 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 786.09.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 786.09: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abnormal airflow
  • Abnormal breath sounds
  • Abnormal distribution of ventilation
  • Abnormal respiratory rhythm
  • Acidotic hyperventilation
  • Acquired central alveolar hypoventilation
  • Acute hypoventilation
  • Adopts particular posture for breathing
  • Agonal respiration
  • Air hunger
  • Airway constriction
  • Alveolar hypoventilation
  • Apneusis
  • Ataxic respiration
  • Basal crepitations
  • Borg Breathlessness Score: 1 very slight
  • Borg Breathlessness Score: 10 maximal
  • Borg Breathlessness Score: 2 slight
  • Borg Breathlessness Score: 3 moderate
  • Borg Breathlessness Score: 4 somewhat severe
  • Borg Breathlessness Score: 5 severe
  • Borg Breathlessness Score: 6 severe
  • Borg Breathlessness Score: 7 very severe
  • Borg Breathlessness Score: 8 very severe
  • Borg Breathlessness Score: 9 very, very severe
  • Breathless - mild exertion
  • Breathless - moderate exertion
  • Breathless - strenuous exertion
  • Bronchial breathing
  • Cannot blow
  • Cannot breathe deeply enough
  • Catching breath
  • Central apnea due to periodic breathing
  • Central sleep apnea due to periodic breathing
  • Chest movement unequal
  • Choking during respiration
  • Chronic hypercapnia
  • Chronic hypoventilation
  • Chronic respiratory insufficiency
  • Cluster breathing
  • Crowing respiration
  • Death rattle
  • Decreased blood oxygen pressure
  • Decreased Bohr effect
  • Decreased breath sounds
  • Decreased oxygen affinity
  • Decreased peak expiratory flow rate
  • Decreased total lung capacity
  • Decreased vital capacity
  • Depth of breathing uneven
  • Depth of respiration varies
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty controlling breathing
  • Difficulty expectorating
  • Difficulty huffing
  • Does not control breathing
  • Does not take deep breaths
  • Dyspnea
  • Dyspnea (shortness of breath) on exertion
  • Dyspnea after eating
  • Dyspnea associated with AIDS
  • Dyspnea at rest
  • Dyspnea leaning over
  • Dyspnea on exertion
  • Dyspnea raising arms
  • Dyspnea, class I
  • Dyspnea, class II
  • Dyspnea, class III
  • Dyspnea, class IV
  • Excessively deep breathing
  • Expiratory dyspnea
  • Extreme obesity with alveolar hypoventilation
  • Fetal OR intrauterine hypercapnia, not clear if noted before OR after onset of labor in liveborn infant
  • Finding of yawning
  • Fish-mouthing
  • FVC - forced vital capacity abnormal
  • Grunting respiration
  • Gurgling
  • Hissing respiration
  • Hypercapnia
  • Hypercarbia chronic
  • Hypoventilation
  • Impaired gas exchange
  • Impaired spontaneous ventilation
  • Increased blood oxygen pressure
  • Increased forced expiratory volume
  • Increased functional residual capacity
  • Increasing breathlessness
  • Ineffective airway clearance
  • Ineffective breathing pattern
  • Inspiratory dyspnea
  • Irregular breathing
  • Kussmaul's respiration
  • Labored breathing
  • Lack of respiratory drive
  • Less than 60% of predicted peak expiratory flow rate
  • Less than 60% of predicted peak flow rate
  • Low-pitched rhonchi
  • Lung function mildly obstructed
  • Meningitic respiration
  • Neonatal hypoventilation
  • Nocturnal dyspnea
  • On examination - air hunger
  • On examination - bronchial breathing
  • On examination - death rattle
  • On examination - dyspnea
  • On examination - respiratory distress
  • On examination - stertorous breathing
  • Paradoxical inspiratory filling of neck veins
  • Paroxysmal dyspnea
  • Paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea
  • Periodic breathing
  • Platypnea
  • Poor respiratory drive
  • Primary alveolar hypoventilation
  • Pulmonary hypertension associated with chronic underventilation
  • Pulmonary insufficiency
  • Pursed-lip breathing
  • Rattling breathing
  • Regional ventilation differences due to unequal bronchial pathway lengths
  • Regional ventilation differences due to unequal compliance
  • Regional ventilation differences due to unequal stress
  • Respiration intermittent
  • Respiratory distress
  • Respiratory insufficiency
  • Respiratory insufficiency, chronic
  • Respiratory murmur
  • Respiratory paralysis
  • Respiratory squeak
  • Respiratory tract paralysis
  • Shallow breathing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Slow respiration
  • Slow shallow breathing
  • Smothering
  • Snoring
  • Snoring symptoms
  • Sobbing respiration
  • Stertorous breathing
  • Stops breathing
  • Thoracic breathing
  • Transient respiratory distress with sepsis
  • Trepopnea
  • Unable to breathe
  • Unable to control breathing
  • Unable to cough
  • Unable to huff
  • Unable to take deep breaths
  • Visible respiratory effort
  • Whispering pectoriloquy
  • Whistling in nose
  • Whooping respiration
  • Winded
  • Yawning
  • Yawning absent
786.09 Excludes
Applies To
  • Respiratory:
    • distress
    • insufficiency
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 786.09 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R06.00 Dyspnea, unspecified
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R06.09 Other forms of dyspnea
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R06.3 Periodic breathing
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R06.83 Snoring
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R06.89 Other abnormalities of breathing
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 786.09:
  • Air
    • hunger 786.09
  • Asymmetrical breathing 786.09
  • Bradypnea 786.09
  • Breathing
    • asymmetrical 786.09
    • bronchial 786.09
    • labored 786.09
    • periodic 786.09
  • Breathlessness 786.09
  • Distress
    • respiratory 786.09
      • acute (adult) 518.82
      • adult syndrome (following shock, surgery, or trauma) 518.5
      • fetus or newborn 770.89
      • syndrome (idiopathic) (newborn) 769
  • Dyspnea (nocturnal) (paroxysmal) 786.09
    • asthmatic (bronchial) (see also Asthma) 493.9
      • with bronchitis (see also Asthma) 493.9
      • cardiac (see also Failure, ventricular, left) 428.1
    • cardiac (see also Failure, ventricular, left) 428.1
    • Monday morning 504
    • uremic - see Uremia
  • Hypercapnia 786.09
    • with mixed acid-based disorder 276.4
    • fetal, affecting newborn 770.89
  • Hypoventilation 786.09
    • congenital central alveolar syndrome 327.25
    • idiopathic sleep related nonobstructive alveolar 327.24
    • sleep related, in conditions classifiable elsewhere 327.26
  • Inadequate, inadequacy
    • pulmonary
    • respiration 786.09
  • Insufficiency, insufficient
    • respiratory 786.09
  • Irregular, irregularity
    • breathing 786.09
    • respiratory 786.09
  • Kussmaul's
    • respiration (air hunger) 786.09
  • Labored breathing (see also Hyperventilation) 786.09
  • Narcosis
    • carbon dioxide (respiratory) 786.09
  • Nocturnal - see also condition
    • dyspnea (paroxysmal) 786.09
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) 344.9
    • respiratory (muscle) (system) (tract) 786.09
  • Paroxysmal - see also condition
    • dyspnea (nocturnal) 786.09
  • Respiration
    • asymmetrical 786.09
    • bronchial 786.09
    • disorder of 786.00
      • psychogenic 306.1
      • specified NEC 786.09
    • Kussmaul (air hunger) 786.09
    • periodic 786.09
  • Respiratory - see also condition
    • distress 786.09
      • acute 518.82
      • fetus or newborn NEC 770.89
      • syndrome (newborn) 769
        • adult (following shock, surgery, or trauma) 518.5
  • Smothering spells 786.09
  • Snoring 786.09
  • Yawning 786.09
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