ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J35.8

Other chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids

Diagnosis Code J35.8

ICD-10: J35.8
Short Description: Other chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids
Long Description: Other chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J35.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (J30-J39)
      • Chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids (J35)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Adenoid vegetations
  • Amygdalolith
  • Cicatrix of adenoid
  • Cicatrix of tonsil
  • Cryptic tonsil
  • Cyst of pharynx
  • Cyst of pharynx
  • Cyst of tonsil
  • Exudate on tonsils
  • Hemorrhage of right tonsil
  • Peritonsillar cyst
  • Pharyngeal hemorrhage
  • Tonsil asymmetry
  • Tonsillar debris
  • Tonsillar hemorrhage
  • Tonsillar retention cyst
  • Tonsillar tag
  • Ulcer of pharynx
  • Ulcer of tonsil
  • Ulcer of tonsil due to amygdalolith

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Tonsils and Adenoids

Your tonsils and adenoids are part of your lymphatic system. Your tonsils are in the back of your throat. Your adenoids are higher up, behind your nose. Both help protect you from infection by trapping germs coming in through your mouth and nose.

Sometimes your tonsils and adenoids become infected. Tonsillitis makes your tonsils sore and swollen and causes a sore throat. Enlarged adenoids can be sore, make it hard to breathe and cause ear problems.

The first treatment for infected tonsils and adenoids is antibiotics. If you have frequent infections or trouble breathing, you may need surgery. Surgery to remove the tonsils is tonsillectomy. Surgery to remove adenoids is adenoidectomy.

  • Adenoid removal
  • Enlarged adenoids
  • Peritonsillar abscess
  • Tonsil and adenoid removal - discharge
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis

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