Non-specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 512.8
Oth pneumothorax and air leak
  • Non-Billable Code
  • There are 5 ICD-9-CM codes below 512.8 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Pneumothorax
  • Pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax
  • Spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed lung)
Clinical Information
  • Accumulation of air or gas in the pleural space, which may occur spontaneously or as a result of trauma or a pathological process.
  • Pneumothorax; abnormal presence of air in the pleural cavity resulting in the collapse of the lung.
512.8 Excludes
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