Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 478.25
Edema of pharynx or nasopharynx
  • Short description: Edema pharynx/nasopharyx.
  • ICD-9-CM 478.25 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 478.25 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 478.25: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 478.25 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J39.2 Other diseases of pharynx
Approximate Synonyms
  • Edema of nasopharynx
  • Edema of pharynx
  • Nasopharyngeal edema
  • Pharyngeal edema
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 478.25:
  • Edema, edematous 782.3
    • nasopharynx 478.25
    • pharynx 478.25
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