Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 781.5
Clubbing of fingers
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 781.5 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 781.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Finger clubbing (disorder)
Clinical Information
  • An abnormal enlargement of the terminal phalanges accompanied by increased length-wise curvature of the nails, giving the digits a club-like appearance. Clubbing has been noted with a wide variety of conditions, including pulmonary and cardiac diseases, liver disorders, and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
  • An enlargement of the tips of the fingers or toes and a change in the angle where the nails emerge. It occurs when the amount of soft tissue beneath the nail beds increases. It may be idiopathic, hereditary, or associated with a wide range of diseases, including cardiopulmonary disorders and malignant neoplasms.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 781.5 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM R68.3 Clubbing of fingers
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 781.5:
  • Clubbing of fingers 781.5
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