Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 473.8
Other chronic sinusitis
  • Short description: Chronic sinusitis NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 473.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 473.8 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).
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 473.8.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 473.8: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 473.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J32.4 Chronic pansinusitis
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J32.8 Other chronic sinusitis
Disease Synonyms
  • Chronic frontoethmoidal sinusitis
  • Chronic pansinusitis
  • Eosinophilic mucinous rhinosinusitis
  • Eosinophilic mucinous rhinosinusitis, chronic
  • Pansinusitis
  • Pansinusitis (infection of all nasal sinuses), chronic
  • Pansinusitis, chronic
  • Postnasal discharge on posterior wall of pharynx
Applies To
  • Pansinusitis (chronic)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 473.8:
  • Pansinusitis (chronic) (hyperplastic) (nonpurulent) (purulent) 473.8
    • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 012.8
  • Sinusitis (accessory) (nasal) (hyperplastic) (nonpurulent) (purulent) (chronic) 473.9
    • specified site NEC 473.8
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