Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 478.26
Cyst of pharynx or nasopharynx
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 478.26 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 478.26 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 478.26 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM J39.2 Other diseases of pharynx
Approximate Synonyms
  • Cyst of nasopharynx
  • Nasopharyngeal cyst
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 478.26:
  • Cyst (mucus) (retention) (serous) (simple)
    • bursa, bursal 727.49
      • pharyngeal 478.26
    • hypopharynx 478.26
    • nasopharynx 478.26
    • pharynx (wall) 478.26
    • Thornwaldt's, Tornwaldt's 478.26
  • Thornwaldt's, Tornwaldt's
    • cyst 478.26
  • Tornwaldt's bursitis (disease) (pharyngeal bursitis) 478.29
    • cyst 478.26
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