Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 754.81
Pectus excavatum
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 754.81 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 754.81 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A developmental anomaly in which the lower sternum is posteriorly dislocated and concavely deformed, resulting in a funnel-shaped thorax
Applies To
  • Congenital funnel chest
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 754.81 converts directly to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM Q67.6 Pectus excavatum
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 754.81:
  • Funnel
    • breast (acquired) 738.3
      • congenital 754.81
      • late effect of rickets 268.1
    • chest (acquired) 738.3
      • congenital 754.81
      • late effect of rickets 268.1
  • Pectus
    • excavatum (congenital) 754.81
    • recurvatum (congenital) 754.81
ICD-9-CM codes are used in medical billing and coding to describe diseases, injuries, symptoms and conditions. ICD-9-CM 754.81 is one of thousands of ICD-9-CM codes used in healthcare. Although ICD-9-CM and CPT codes are largely numeric, they differ in that CPT codes describe medical procedures and services. Can't find a code? Start at the root of ICD-9-CM, check the 2015 ICD-9-CM Index or use the search engine at the top of this page to lookup any code.