Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 478.29
Other diseases of pharynx, not elsewhere classified
  • Short description: Disease of pharynx NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 478.29 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 478.29 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 478.29.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 478.29: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abscess of nasopharynx
  • Abscess of pharynx
  • Achalasia, cricopharyngeal
  • Bleeding from nasopharynx
  • Bullous eruption of pharynx
  • Choanae non-patent
  • Constriction in throat
  • Cricopharyngeal achalasia
  • Cricopharyngeal incoordination
  • Cricopharyngeus muscle dysfunction
  • Discharge of tonsil
  • Dysphonia of palatopharyngolaryngeal myoclonus
  • Fistula colli congenita
  • Hyperactive gag reflex
  • Hypopharyngeal lesion
  • Iatrogenic perforation of pharynx
  • Lesion of hypopharynx
  • Lesion of nasopharynx
  • Lesion of oropharynx
  • Lymphoid follicles on posterior wall of pharynx
  • Mass of nasopharynx
  • Narrow pharyngeal airway
  • Nasopharyngeal abscess
  • Nasopharyngeal lesion
  • Nasopharyngeal mass
  • Nasopharyngeal myiasis
  • On examination - pharynx hyperemic
  • Oropharyngeal lesion
  • Palatopharyngeal incoordination
  • Perforation of pharyngeal diverticulum
  • Perforation of pharynx
  • Pharyngeal abscess
  • Pharyngeal bursitis
  • Pharyngeal diverticulitis
  • Pharyngeal dryness
  • Pharyngeal gag reflex positive
  • Pharyngeal hemorrhage
  • Pharyngeal paralysis
  • Pharyngeal spasm
  • Pharyngeal stenosis
  • Pharyngeal ulcer
  • Pharyngitis keratosa
  • Pharyngocutaneous fistula
  • Pharynx or nasopharynx abscess
  • Spasm of the cricopharyngeus muscle
  • Subglottic lesion
  • Swollen nasopharynx
  • Throat irritation
  • Tonsil asymmetry
  • Tonsil congested
  • Traumatic perforation of pharynx
  • Ulcer of pharynx
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency
478.29 Excludes
  • ulcerative pharyngitis (462)
Applies To
  • Abscess of pharynx or nasopharynx
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 478.29 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J39.2 Other diseases of pharynx
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 478.29:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • fauces 478.29
    • nasopharyngeal 478.29
    • pharynx, pharyngeal (lateral) 478.29
    • throat 478.29
  • Adhesion(s), adhesive (postinfectional) (postoperative)
    • Rosenm├╝ller's fossa 478.29
  • Angina (attack) (cardiac) (chest) (effort) (heart) (pectoris) (syndrome) (vasomotor) 413.9
    • faucium 478.29
  • Atrophy, atrophic
    • pharynx 478.29
    • throat 478.29
  • Bursa - see also condition
    • pharynx 478.29
  • Bursitis NEC 727.3
    • pharyngeal 478.29
    • Thornwaldt's, Tornwaldt's (pharyngeal) 478.29
  • Cicatrix (adherent) (contracted) (painful) (vicious) 709.2
    • hypopharynx 478.29
    • nasopharynx 478.29
    • throat 478.29
  • Deformity 738.9
    • pharynx (congenital) 750.9
      • acquired 478.29
  • Dilatation
    • pharynx 478.29
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Thornwaldt's, Tornwaldt's (pharyngeal bursitis) 478.29
    • Tornwaldt's (pharyngeal bursitis) 478.29
  • Dry, dryness - see also condition
    • throat 478.29
  • Faucitis 478.29
  • Fistula (sinus) 686.9
    • nasopharynx 478.29
    • pharyngo-esophageal 478.29
    • pharynx 478.29
      • branchial cleft (congenital) 744.41
  • Hemorrhage, hemorrhagic (nontraumatic) 459.0
    • nasopharynx 478.29
  • Hyperesthesia (body surface) (see also Disturbance, sensation) 782.0
    • pharynx (reflex) 478.29
  • Hyperplasia, hyperplastic
    • pharynx (lymphoid) 478.29
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
    • nasopharynx, lymphoid (infectional) (tissue) (wall) 478.29
    • pharynx 478.29
      • lymphoid (infectional) (tissue) (wall) 478.29
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • hypopharynx 478.29
    • nasopharynx (chronic) 478.29
    • pharynx 478.29
    • throat 478.29
      • pneumococcal 462
      • staphylococcal 462
      • streptococcal 034.0
      • viral NEC (see also Pharyngitis) 462
  • Irritation
    • pharynx 478.29
  • Keratosis 701.1
    • pharyngeus 478.29
    • tonsillaris 478.29
  • Lesion(s)
    • hypopharynx 478.29
  • Leukoplakia 702.8
    • tonsil 478.29
  • Nasopharyngeal - see also condition
    • bursa 478.29
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
    • nasopharynx 478.29
    • pharynx 478.29
  • Pain(s) (see also Painful) 780.96
    • nasopharynx 478.29
    • pharynx 478.29
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) 344.9
    • fauces 478.29
    • pharynx 478.29
    • throat 478.29
      • diphtheritic 032.0
      • muscle 478.29
  • Perforation, perforative (nontraumatic)
    • pharynx 478.29
  • Pharyngoplegia 478.29
  • Phlegmon (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • throat 478.29
  • Polyp, polypus
    • pharynx 478.29
  • Reflex - see also condition
    • hyperactive gag 478.29
  • Rupture, ruptured 553.9
    • pharynx (nontraumatic) (spontaneous) 478.29
  • Spasm, spastic, spasticity (see also condition) 781.0
    • pharynx (reflex) 478.29
    • throat 478.29
  • Stricture (see also Stenosis) 799.89
    • hypopharynx 478.29
    • nasopharynx 478.29
    • pharynx (dilation) 478.29
  • Thornwaldt's, Tornwaldt's
    • bursitis (pharyngeal) 478.29
    • disease (pharyngeal bursitis) 478.29
  • Tornwaldt's bursitis (disease) (pharyngeal bursitis) 478.29
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative 707.9
    • fauces 478.29
    • hypopharynx 478.29
    • nasopharynx 478.29
    • pharynx 478.29
    • throat 478.29
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