Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 518.4
Acute edema of lung, unspecified
  • Short description: Acute lung edema NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 518.4 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 518.4 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 518.4.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 518.4: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acute pulmonary edema
  • Pulmonary edema (fluid in lungs), acute
  • Pulmonary edema, acute
518.4 Excludes
  • pulmonary edema:
    • acute, with mention of heart disease or failure (428.1)
    • chronic or unspecified (514)
    • due to external agents (506.0-508.9)
Applies To
  • Acute pulmonary edema NOS
  • Pulmonary edema, postoperative
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 518.4 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J81.0 Acute pulmonary edema
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 518.4:
  • Edema, edematous 782.3
    • lung 514
      • acute 518.4
        • with heart disease or failure (see also Failure, ventricular, left) 428.1
        • chemical (due to fumes or vapors) 506.1
        • due to
          • external agent(s) NEC 508.9
          • fumes and vapors (chemical) (inhalation) 506.1
          • radiation 508.0
      • chemical (acute) 506.1
      • chronic 514
        • chemical (due to fumes or vapors) 506.4
        • due to
          • external agent(s) NEC 508.9
          • fumes or vapors (chemical) (inhalation) 506.4
          • radiation 508.1
      • due to
      • postoperative 518.4
      • terminal 514
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