Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 511.89
Other specified forms of effusion, except tuberculous
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Effusion NEC exc tb.
  • ICD-9-CM 511.89 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 511.89 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Clotted hemothorax
  • Congenital chylothorax
  • Encysted pleurisy
  • Hemopneumothorax
  • Hemothorax
  • Hydropneumothorax
  • Hydrothorax
  • Intralipid pseudochylous effusion
  • Nontraumatic hemothorax
  • Pleural effusion due to congestive heart failure
  • Pneumochylothorax
  • Pseudochylothorax
  • Tension hydrothorax
Clinical Information
  • A collection of blood in the pleural cavity.
Applies To
  • Encysted pleurisy
  • Hemopneumothorax
  • Hemothorax
  • Hydropneumothorax
  • Hydrothorax
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 511.89 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J90 Pleural effusion, not elsewhere classified
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J94.2 Hemothorax
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM J94.8 Other specified pleural conditions
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 511.89:
  • Fluid
    • lung - see also Edema, lung
      • encysted 511.89
  • Hematopneumothorax (see also Hemothorax) 511.89
  • Hematothorax (see also Hemothorax) 511.89
  • Hemopneumothorax (see also Hemothorax) 511.89
  • Hemothorax 511.89
    • bacterial, nontuberculous 511.1
    • nontuberculous 511.89
    • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis, pleura) 012.0
  • Hydrohematopneumothorax (see also Hemothorax) 511.89
  • Hydropneumohemothorax (see also Hemothorax) 511.89
  • Hydropneumothorax 511.89
    • nontuberculous 511.89
    • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis, pleura) 012.0
  • Hydrops 782.3
    • pleura (see also Hydrothorax) 511.89
  • Hydrothorax (double) (pleural) 511.89
    • chylous (nonfilarial) 457.8
      • filaria (see also Infestation, filarial) 125.9
    • nontuberculous 511.89
    • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis, pleura) 012.0
  • Pleurisy (acute) (adhesive) (chronic) (costal) (diaphragmatic) (double) (dry) (fetid) (fibrinous) (fibrous) (interlobar) (latent) (lung) (old) (plastic) (primary) (residual) (sicca) (sterile) (subacute) (unresolved) (with adherent pleura) 511.0
    • with
      • effusion (without mention of cause) 511.9
        • bacterial, nontuberculous 511.1
        • nontuberculous NEC 511.9
        • pneumococcal 511.1
        • specified type NEC 511.89
        • staphylococcal 511.1
        • streptococcal 511.1
        • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis, pleura) 012.0
          • primary, progressive 010.1
      • influenza, flu, or grippe (see also Influenza) 487.1
      • tuberculosis - see Pleurisy, tuberculous
    • encysted 511.89
    • hemorrhagic 511.89
  • Pleurorrhea (see also Hydrothorax) 511.89
  • Pneumohemothorax (see also Hemothorax) 511.89
  • Pneumohydrothorax (see also Hydrothorax) 511.89
  • Water
    • on
      • brain - see Hydrocephalus
      • chest 511.89
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