Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 478.19
Other disease of nasal cavity and sinuses
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Nasal & sinus dis NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 478.19 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 478.19 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abscess of nasal cavity
  • Abscess of nasal septum
  • Abscess of nose
  • Acquired nasal septal defect
  • Adhesions of nasal cavity
  • Alternate nasal obstruction
  • Anterior rhinorrhea
  • Atrophy of nasal turbinates
  • Blocked sinuses
  • Catarrhal nasal discharge
  • Cellulitis and abscess of nose
  • Cellulitis of nasal mucous membrane
  • Cellulitis of nose, internal
  • Choanal stenosis
  • Classical histoplasmosis nasal ulceration
  • Complaining of nasal congestion
  • Concha bullosa
  • Concha bullosa of middle turbinate
  • Congestion of nasal sinus
  • Congestion of nose
  • Cyst of ethmoid sinus
  • Cyst of frontal sinus
  • Cyst of maxillary sinus
  • Cyst of nasal cavity
  • Cyst of nasal sinus
  • Cyst of sphenoid sinus
  • Discharge in inferior meatus
  • Discharge in middle meatus
  • Disorder of the nose
  • Disorder of vomer
  • Dry nose
  • Ear, nose and throat disorder
  • Erythema over frontal sinus
  • Ethmoid sinus cyst
  • Frontal sinus cyst
  • Frontal sinus pain
  • Granulomatous nasal mucosa
  • Hyperemic nasal mucosa
  • Incompetence of nasal valve
  • Infected mucous cyst of nasal sinus
  • Internal nasal cellulitis
  • Intranasal synechia
  • Lesion of nasal mucosa
  • Lesion of nose
  • Maxillary sinus cyst
  • Maxillary sinus pain
  • Mouth breathing with nasal obstruction
  • Mucopyocele
  • Nasal abscess
  • Nasal cavity lesion
  • Nasal congestion
  • Nasal discharge
  • Nasal dryness
  • Nasal infection
  • Nasal mucosa dry
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Nasal septal adhesions
  • Nasal septal granuloma
  • Nasal septal perforation
  • Nasal septal spur
  • Nasal septum abnormality
  • Nasal septum ulceration
  • Nasal sinus congestion
  • Nasal sinus cyst
  • Nasal sinus mucocele
  • Nasal sinus mucopyocele
  • Nasal sinus osteoma
  • Nasal sinus problem
  • Nasal turbinate absent
  • Nasal valve incompetence
  • Nasal vestibulitis
  • Nasopharyngeal stenosis
  • Necrosis of nasal septum
  • Necrosis of nasal turbinates
  • Necrosis of nose
  • Necrotic rhinitis
  • Obstruction of nose
  • On examination - frontal sinus pain
  • On examination - maxillary sinus pain
  • On examination - nasal discharge - mucopurulent
  • On examination - nasal septum perforated
  • On examination - rhinorrhea
  • Oronasal fistula
  • Pain of respiratory structure
  • Papilloma of nasal vestibule
  • Perforation of nasal septum
  • Posterior rhinorrhea
  • Purulent nasal discharge
  • Rhinolith
  • Rhinorrhea
  • Sarcoidosis of inferior turbinates
  • Sinus headache
  • Sinus mucocele
  • Sinus pain
  • Sore nostril
  • Sphenoid sinus cyst
  • Stenosis of nostrils
  • Surgical ciliated cyst
  • Swelling over maxillary sinus
  • Swollen nasal mucosa
  • Synechia of nasal cavity
  • Tenderness over frontal sinus
  • Tenderness over maxillary sinus
  • Transverse nasal groove
  • Ulcer of nasal septum
  • Ulcer of nose
  • Ulcerated nasal mucosa
  • Ulceration of nasal septum
Applies To
  • Abscess of nose (septum)
  • Necrosis of nose (septum)
  • Ulcer of nose (septum)
  • Cyst or mucocele of sinus (nasal)
  • Rhinolith
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 478.19 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J34.0 Abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of nose
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J34.1 Cyst and mucocele of nose and nasal sinus
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J34.89 Other specified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 478.19:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • nasal (fossa) (septum) 478.19
      • sinus (chronic) (see also Sinusitis) 473.9
    • nose (septum) 478.19
    • postnasal 478.19
    • septum (nasal) 478.19
  • Adhesion(s), adhesive (postinfectional) (postoperative)
    • nasal (septum) (to turbinates) 478.19
  • Calculus, calculi, calculous 592.9
    • nose 478.19
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (with lymphangitis) (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • nose 478.19
  • Congestion, congestive
    • nasal 478.19
    • nose 478.19
  • Cyst (mucus) (retention) (serous) (simple)
    • antrum 478.19
    • ethmoid sinus 478.19
    • frontal sinus 478.19
    • nasal sinus 478.19
    • sinus (antral) (ethmoidal) (frontal) (maxillary) (nasal) (sphenoidal) 478.19
    • sphenoid sinus 478.19
  • Degeneration, degenerative
    • nose 478.19
  • Destruction
    • septum (nasal) 478.19
  • Discharge
    • nasal 478.19
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • nasal 478.19
      • cavity NEC 478.19
      • sinus (chronic) - see Sinusitis
    • nose 478.19
    • sinus - see also Sinusitis
      • brain 437.9
      • specified NEC 478.19
  • Dry, dryness - see also condition
    • nose 478.19
  • Fistula (sinus) 686.9
    • nasal 478.19
      • sinus (see also Sinusitis) 473.9
    • nose 478.19
  • Hydrorrhea (nasal) 478.19
  • Hyperactive, hyperactivity 314.01
    • nasal mucous membrane 478.19
  • Hyperplasia, hyperplastic
    • nose (lymphoid) (polypoid) 478.19
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
    • mucous membrane
      • alveolar process 523.8
      • nose 478.19
      • turbinate (nasal) 478.0
    • nasal 478.19
      • alae 478.19
      • bone 738.0
      • cartilage 478.19
      • mucous membrane (septum) 478.19
      • sinus (see also Sinusitis) 473.9
      • turbinate 478.0
    • nose (see also Hypertrophy, nasal) 478.19
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • nose 478.19
    • nostril 478.19
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
    • nose 478.19
  • Irritation
    • nose 478.19
  • Lesion(s)
    • nose (internal) 478.19
  • Mucocele
    • sinus (accessory) (nasal) 478.19
    • turbinate (bone) (middle) (nasal) 478.19
  • Necrosis, necrotic
    • antrum, nasal sinus 478.19
    • ethmoid (bone) 478.19
    • nose (septum) 478.19
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
    • nose 478.19
  • Occlusion
    • nose 478.19
  • Pain(s) (see also Painful) 780.96
    • nasal 478.19
    • nose 478.19
    • sinus 478.19
  • Perforation, perforative (nontraumatic)
  • Perichondritis
    • nose 478.19
  • Redness
    • nose 478.19
  • Rhinolith 478.19
    • nasal sinus (see also Sinusitis) 473.9
  • Rhinomegaly 478.19
  • Rhinorrhea 478.19
    • paroxysmal (see also Fever, hay) 477.9
    • spasmodic (see also Fever, hay) 477.9
  • Sneezing 784.99
    • intractable 478.19
  • Spur - see also Exostosis
    • nose (septum) 478.19
    • septal 478.19
  • Stenosis (cicatricial) - see also Stricture
    • nares (anterior) (posterior) 478.19
  • Stricture (see also Stenosis) 799.89
    • nares (anterior) (posterior) 478.19
    • nose 478.19
    • nostril (anterior) (posterior) 478.19
  • Stuffy nose 478.19
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative 707.9
    • ala, nose 478.19
    • nose, nasal (infectional) (passage) 478.19
      • septum 478.19
      • skin - see Ulcer, skin
      • spirochetal NEC 104.8
  • Vestibulitis (ear) (see also Labyrinthitis) 386.30
    • nose (external) 478.19
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