Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 474.12
Hypertrophy of adenoids alone
  • Short description: Hypertrophy adenoids.
  • ICD-9-CM 474.12 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 474.12 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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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 474.12: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 474.12 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J35.2 Hypertrophy of adenoids
Approximate Synonyms
  • Adenoid hypertrophy
  • Hypertrophy (enlargement) of adenoid
  • Hypertrophy of adenoid
  • Hypertrophy of adenoids
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 474.12:
  • Adenoids (congenital) (of nasal fossa) 474.9
    • hypertrophy 474.12
  • Enlargement, enlarged - see also Hypertrophy
    • adenoids 474.12
  • Growth (fungoid) (neoplastic) (new) (M8000/1) - see also Neoplasm, by site, unspecified nature
    • adenoid (vegetative) 474.12
      • benign (M8000/0) - see Neoplasm, by site, benign
  • Hyperplasia, hyperplastic
    • adenoids (lymphoid tissue) 474.12
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
    • adenoids (infectional) 474.12
      • and tonsils (faucial) (infective) (lingual) (lymphoid) 474.10
    • pharyngeal tonsil 474.12
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