Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 494
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 2 ICD-9-CM codes below 494 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Persistent abnormal dilatation of the bronchi
  • Segmental, irreversible dilation of the bronchial tree resulting in the accumulation of secretions which leads to obstruction. The most common cause is bacterial infection
494 Excludes
  • congenital (748.61)
  • tuberculous bronchiectasis (current disease) (011.5)
Applies To
  • Bronchiectasis (fusiform) (postinfectious) (recurrent)
  • Bronchiolectasis
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