Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 527.9
Unspecified disease of the salivary glands
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 527.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 527.9 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: 527.9 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM K11.9 Disease of salivary gland, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Disorder of salivary gland
  • Mass of parotid gland
  • Parotid gland mass
  • Salivary gland disease
Clinical Information
  • A non-neoplastic or neoplastic (benign or malignant) disorder involving the salivary gland
  • Condition in which there is a deviation from or interruption of the normal structure or function of any of the three pairs of salivary glands, which are the parotid, sublingual, and submandibular glands
  • Your salivary glands make saliva - sometimes called spit - and empty it into your mouth through openings called ducts. Saliva makes your food moist, which helps you chew and swallow. It helps you digest your food. It also cleans your mouth and contains antibodies that can kill germs. Problems with salivary glands can cause the glands to become irritated and swollen. This causes symptoms such as
    • bad taste in the mouth
    • difficulty opening your mouth
    • dry mouth
    • pain in the face or mouth
    • swelling of the face or neck
    causes of salivary gland problems include infections, obstruction or cancer. Problems can also be due to other disorders, such as mumps or sjogren's syndrome
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 527.9:
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • salivary gland or duct NEC 527.9
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