Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 786.7
Abnormal chest sounds
  • ICD-9-CM 786.7 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 786.7 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 786.7.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 786.7: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abnl chest sounds
  • Amphoric breathing
  • Atelectatic rales
  • Audible inspiration
  • Bronchovesicular breath sounds
  • Bubbling crackles
  • Bubbling respiration
  • Chest percussion note ringing
  • Chest resonance to percussion reduced
  • Chest tympanitic to percussion
  • Coarse respiratory crackles
  • Coin sign
  • Diaphragmatic dullness to percussion displaced upwards
  • Dullness to percussion over Traube's space
  • Expiratory crackles
  • Finding of diaphragmatic dullness to percussion
  • Finding related to respiratory sounds
  • Fine respiratory crackles
  • Groaning respiration
  • Hepatic dullness to percussion displaced
  • Hepatic dullness to percussion displaced downwards
  • Hepatic dullness to percussion displaced upwards
  • Hyperresonance
  • Impaired resonance
  • Increased breath sounds
  • Inspiratory crackles
  • Laryngeal crepitus
  • Mediastinal crunch
  • Medium rales
  • Moist crackles
  • On examination - bronchophony
  • On examination - cavernous breathing
  • On examination - coarse crepitations
  • On examination - egophony
  • On examination - fine crepitations
  • On examination - pectoriloquy
  • On examination - pleural friction rub
  • Percussion of chest abnormal
  • Pleural friction rub
  • Pleuropericardial friction rub
  • Post-tussive crackles
  • Rales
  • Respiratory clicking sound
  • Respiratory crackles
  • Respiratory squawk
  • Rhonchal fremitus
  • Sighing respiration
  • Succussion splash in chest
  • Superficial crackling rales
  • Transmitted sounds
  • Whistling respiration
786.7 Excludes
Applies To
  • Abnormal percussion, chest
  • Friction sounds, chest
  • Rales
  • Tympany, chest
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 786.7 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R09.89 Other specified symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 786.7:
  • Abnormal, abnormality, abnormalities - see also Anomaly
    • chest sounds 786.7
    • percussion, chest 786.7
  • Friction
    • sounds, chest 786.7
  • Rales 786.7
  • Respiration
    • sighing 786.7
  • Sighing respiration 786.7
  • Sounds
    • friction, pleural 786.7
    • succussion, chest 786.7
  • Succussion sounds, chest 786.7
  • Tympany
    • chest 786.7
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