Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 478.79
Other diseases of larynx, not elsewhere classified
  • Short description: Disease of larynx NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 478.79 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 478.79 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 478.79.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 478.79: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abductor spasmodic dysphonia
  • Abductor spastic dysphonia
  • Abscess of larynx
  • Acquired laryngocele
  • Adductor spastic dysphonia
  • Adductor spastic dysphonia of conversion reaction
  • Adductor spastic dysphonia of dystonia
  • Adductor spastic dysphonia of musculoskeletal tension reaction
  • Arytenoid cartilage fixation
  • Arytenoid cartilage fixation or ankylosis
  • Arytenoid fixed
  • Arytenoid partially fixed
  • Contact granuloma of larynx
  • Cricoarytenoid joint arthritis
  • Cricoarytenoid joint fixation
  • Cricoarytenoid joint fixed on phonation
  • Cyst of larynx
  • Dysplasia of larynx
  • Dysplasia of the larynx
  • Everted laryngeal saccules
  • Fistula colli congenita
  • Hereditary mucoepithelial dysplasia
  • Idiopathic adductor spastic dysphonia
  • Infantile epiglottis
  • Infection of larynx
  • Laryngeal abscess
  • Laryngeal contact granuloma
  • Laryngeal dysplasia
  • Laryngeal granuloma
  • Laryngeal infection
  • Laryngeal lesion
  • Laryngeal pachydermia
  • Laryngeal scar
  • Laryngeal ulcer
  • Laryngectomy scar
  • Laryngopharyngeal reflux
  • Lesion of larynx
  • Leukoplakia of larynx
  • Necrosis of larynx
  • Neurologic adductor spastic dysphonia
  • Obstruction of larynx
  • Partial larynx
  • Presbylarynx
  • Spastic dysphonia
  • Subglottic abscess
  • Subglottic erythema
  • Subglottic necrosis
  • Subglottic swelling
  • Subglottic ulcer
  • Supraglottic abscess
  • Supraglottic atrophy
  • Supraglottic ulcer
  • Thickening of vocal cords
  • Tracheostomy scar
  • Ulcer of larynx
  • Vallecular cyst
478.79 Excludes
Applies To
  • Abscess of larynx
  • Necrosis of larynx
  • Obstruction of larynx
  • Pachyderma of larynx
  • Ulcer of larynx
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 478.79 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J38.7 Other diseases of larynx
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 478.79:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • epiglottis 478.79
    • glottis 478.79
    • larynx 478.79
    • postlaryngeal 478.79
    • retrolaryngeal 478.79
  • Adhesion(s), adhesive (postinfectional) (postoperative)
    • epiglottis 478.79
  • Ankylosis (fibrous) (osseous) 718.50
    • cricoarytenoid (cartilage) (joint) (larynx) 478.79
  • Aphthae, aphthous - see also condition
    • ulcer (oral) (recurrent) 528.2
  • Arthritis, arthritic (acute) (chronic) (subacute) 716.9
    • cricoarytenoid 478.79
  • Atrophy, atrophic
    • larynx 478.79
  • Calcification
    • larynx (senile) 478.79
  • Change(s) (of) - see also Removal of
    • hyperplastic larynx 478.79
  • Cicatrix (adherent) (contracted) (painful) (vicious) 709.2
    • larynx 478.79
  • Compression
    • laryngeal nerve, recurrent 478.79
  • Cyst (mucus) (retention) (serous) (simple)
    • arytenoid 478.79
    • epiglottis 478.79
    • larynx 478.79
    • vallecula, vallecular 478.79
  • Deformity 738.9
    • cricoid cartilage (congenital) 748.3
      • acquired 478.79
    • epiglottis (congenital) 748.3
      • acquired 478.79
    • larynx (muscle) (congenital) 748.3
      • acquired 478.79
      • web (glottic) (subglottic) 748.2
    • thyroid (gland) (congenital) 759.2
      • cartilage 748.3
        • acquired 478.79
  • Dry, dryness - see also condition
    • larynx 478.79
  • Dysphonia 784.42
    • spastica 478.79
  • Dysplasia - see also Anomaly
    • epithelial
      • epiglottis 478.79
      • uterine cervix 622.10
  • Fissure, fissured
    • larynx 478.79
  • Fistula (sinus) 686.9
    • larynx 478.79
  • Fixation
    • larynx 478.79
  • Granuloma NEC 686.1
    • larynx 478.79
  • Hyperesthesia (body surface) (see also Disturbance, sensation) 782.0
    • larynx (reflex) 478.79
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
    • arytenoid 478.79
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • larynx NEC 478.79
  • Keratosis 701.1
    • larynx, laryngeal 478.79
  • Laryngitis (acute) (edematous) (fibrinous) (gangrenous) (infective) (infiltrative) (malignant) (membranous) (phlegmonous) (pneumococcal) (pseudomembranous) (septic) (subglottic) (suppurative) (ulcerative) (viral) 464.00
    • pachydermic 478.79
  • Laryngofissure 478.79
  • Laryngoptosis 478.79
  • Leukoplakia 702.8
    • larynx 478.79
  • Necrosis, necrotic
    • glottis 478.79
    • larynx 478.79
  • Node(s) - see also Nodules
    • larynx 478.79
  • Nodule(s), nodular
    • larynx 478.79
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
    • glottis 478.79
    • larynx 478.79
  • Ossification
    • larynx 478.79
  • Pachyderma, pachydermia 701.8
    • laryngitis 478.79
    • larynx (verrucosa) 478.79
  • Prolapse, prolapsed
    • laryngeal muscles or ventricle 478.79
  • Sclerosis, sclerotic
    • larynx 478.79
  • Stricture (see also Stenosis) 799.89
  • Thickening
    • larynx 478.79
    • subepiglottic 478.79
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative 707.9
    • epiglottis 478.79
    • glottis 478.79
    • larynx (aphthous) (contact) 478.79
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