Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 478.30
Paralysis of vocal cords or larynx, unspecified
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Vocal cord paralysis NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 478.30 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 478.30 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Laryngeal paralysis
  • Paralysis of larynx
  • Paralysis of recurrent laryngeal nerve
  • Recurrent laryngeal nerve paralysis
  • Vagus nerve laryngeal paralysis
  • Vocal cord palsy
  • Vocal cord paralysis
Applies To
  • Laryngoplegia
  • Paralysis of glottis
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 478.30 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J38.00 Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 478.30:
  • Gerhardt's
    • syndrome (vocal cord paralysis) 478.30
  • Laryngoplegia (see also Paralysis, vocal cord) 478.30
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) 344.9
    • glottis (see also Paralysis, vocal cord) 478.30
    • laryngeal nerve (recurrent) (superior) (see also Paralysis, vocal cord) 478.30
    • larynx (see also Paralysis, vocal cord) 478.30
      • due to diphtheria (toxin) 032.3
    • recurrent
      • isolated sleep 327.43
      • laryngeal nerve (see also Paralysis, vocal cord) 478.30
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Gerhardt's (vocal cord paralysis) 478.30
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