Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 478.5
Other diseases of vocal cords
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Vocal cord disease NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 478.5 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 478.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abscess of vocal cord
  • Abscess of vocal cords
  • Atrophy of vocal cord
  • Bowing of vocal cord
  • Bowing of vocal cord on phonation
  • Cellulitis of vocal cords
  • Chorditis
  • Chorditis vocalis inferior
  • Contact ulcer of vocal folds
  • Cyst of vocal cord
  • Disorder of vocal cord
  • Dysplasia of vocal cord
  • Epidermoid cyst of vocal cord
  • Fibrinous chorditis
  • Granuloma of vocal cords
  • Human papilloma virus infection of vocal cord
  • Hyperemia of vocal cord
  • Impaired abduction of vocal cord on respiration
  • Impaired adduction of vocal cord on phonation
  • Interarytenoid leukoplakia
  • Lesion of vocal cord
  • Leukoplakia of vocal cord
  • Leukoplakia of vocal cords
  • Mucosal bridge of vocal cord
  • Mucous cyst of vocal cord
  • No view of vocal cords
  • On examination - laryngoscopy=singers nodes
  • On examination - vocal cord nodule
  • On examination - vocal cords pink +edema
  • On examination - vocal cords thickened
  • Paradoxical movement of vocal cord on respiration
  • Paradoxical movement of vocal fold
  • Polypoid degeneration of vocal cord
  • Postmenopausal atrophy of vocal cord
  • Post-radiotherapy telangiectasis of vocal cord
  • Pseudocyst of vocal cord
  • Pseudocystic change of vocal cord
  • Scarred plaque of vocal fold cover
  • Singers' chorditis
  • Singers' nodes
  • Sulcus vocalis of vocal cord
  • Telangiectasis of vocal cord
  • Vocal cord abducted at rest
  • Vocal cord abscess
  • Vocal cord adducted at rest
  • Vocal cord atrophy
  • Vocal cord cyst
  • Vocal cord disease
  • Vocal cord does not adduct on coughing
  • Vocal cord does not adduct on phonation
  • Vocal cord dysfunction
  • Vocal cord hematoma
  • Vocal cord irregular
  • Vocal cord lesion
  • Vocal cord leukoplakia
  • Vocal cord nodule
  • Vocal cord obliterated
  • Vocal cord palsy
  • Vocal cord prolapse
  • Vocal cord pseudocyst
  • Vocal cord strain
  • Vocal cord ulcer
  • Vocal cords erythematous
  • Vocal cords swelling
  • Vocal cords thickened
  • Vocal fold underadduction
  • Vocal fremitus decreased
  • Vocal fremitus increased
  • Vocal nodules in adults
  • Vocal nodules in children
Applies To
  • Abscess of vocal cords
  • Cellulitis of vocal cords
  • Granuloma of vocal cords
  • Leukoplakia of vocal cords
  • Chorditis (fibrinous) (nodosa) (tuberosa)
  • Singers' nodes
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 478.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J38.3 Other diseases of vocal cords
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 478.5:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • vocal cord 478.5
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (with lymphangitis) (see also Abscess) 682.9
    • vocal cords 478.5
  • Chorditis (fibrinous) (nodosa) (tuberosa) 478.5
  • Cicatrix (adherent) (contracted) (painful) (vicious) 709.2
    • vocal cord 478.5
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • vocal cords NEC 478.5
  • Dysplasia - see also Anomaly
    • vocal cord 478.5
  • Fixation
    • vocal cord 478.5
  • Granuloma NEC 686.1
    • vocal cords 478.5
  • Hemorrhage, hemorrhagic (nontraumatic) 459.0
    • vocal cord 478.5
  • Hyperkeratosis (see also Keratosis) 701.1
    • vocal cord 478.5
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
    • vocal cord 478.5
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory (with exudation)
    • vocal cord 478.5
  • Leukoplakia 702.8
    • vocal cords 478.5
  • Node(s) - see also Nodules
    • singers' 478.5
    • vocal cords 478.5
  • Nodule(s), nodular
    • singers' 478.5
    • vocal cords 478.5
  • Pachyderma, pachydermia 701.8
    • laryngis 478.5
  • Singers' node or nodule 478.5
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