Non-specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 513
Abscess of lung and mediastinum
  • 2015
  • Non-Billable Code

  • There are 2 ICD-9-CM codes below 513 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A bacterial, fungal or parasitic abscess that develops in the lung parenchyma. Causes include aspiration pneumonia, necrotizing pneumonia, necrotizing malignant tumors, and wegener's granulomatosis
  • Solitary or multiple collections of pus within the lung parenchyma as a result of infection by bacteria, protozoa, or other agents
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