2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 511.81
Malignant pleural effusion
- ICD-9-CM 511.81 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 511.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
- Neoplastic pleural effusion
- Pleural effusion due to malignancy
- A collection of fluid in the pleural cavity as a result of malignant disease. Malignant pleural effusion fluid often contains free-floating malignant cells
- A condition in which cancer causes an abnormal amount of fluid to collect between the thin layers of tissue (pleura) lining the outside of the lung and the wall of the chest cavity. Lung cancer, breast cancer, lymphoma, and leukemia cause most malignant pleural effusions
- Presence of fluid in the pleural cavity as a complication of malignant disease. Malignant pleural effusions often contain actual malignant cells
- Code first malignant neoplasm, if known
Convert to ICD-10-CM
converts directly to:
- 2015 ICD-10-CM J91.0 Malignant pleural effusion