Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 474.8
Other chronic disease of tonsils and adenoids
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Chr T & A dis NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 474.8 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 474.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Amygdalolith
  • Bleeding from tonsillar bed
  • Cicatrix of adenoid
  • Cicatrix of tonsil
  • Cryptic tonsil
  • Cyst of tonsil
  • Exudate on tonsils
  • Hemorrhage from adenoid bed
  • Peritonsillar cyst
  • Remnant adenoids
  • Tonsilith, ulcer
  • Tonsillar hemorrhage
  • Tonsillar remnants
  • Tonsillar retention cyst
  • Tonsillar tag
  • Tonsillar ulceration due to amygdalolith
  • Tonsillolith
  • Tonsillolith (tonsil stone)
  • Tonsillolith w ulceration
  • Ulcer of tonsil
Applies To
  • Amygdalolith
  • Calculus, tonsil
  • Cicatrix of tonsil (and adenoid)
  • Tonsillar tag
  • Ulcer, tonsil
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 474.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J35.8 Other chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 474.8:
  • Amygdalolith 474.8
  • Calculus, calculi, calculous 592.9
    • tonsil 474.8
  • Cicatrix (adherent) (contracted) (painful) (vicious) 709.2
    • adenoid 474.8
    • tonsil (and adenoid) 474.8
  • Concretion - see also Calculus
    • tonsil 474.8
  • Cyst (mucus) (retention) (serous) (simple)
    • adenoid (infected) 474.8
    • tonsil 474.8
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • tonsils, tonsillar (and adenoids) (chronic) 474.9
      • specified NEC 474.8
  • Hemorrhage, hemorrhagic (nontraumatic) 459.0
    • adenoid 474.8
    • peritonsillar tissue 474.8
      • after operation on tonsils 998.11
      • due to infection 475
    • tonsil 474.8
  • Necrosis, necrotic
    • tonsil 474.8
  • Plica
    • tonsil 474.8
  • Remnant
  • Rupture, ruptured 553.9
    • tonsil 474.8
  • Suppuration, suppurative - see also condition
    • tonsil 474.8
  • Tag (hypertrophied skin) (infected) 701.9
    • adenoid 474.8
    • tonsil 474.8
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative 707.9
    • peritonsillar 474.8
    • tonsil 474.8
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