ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J38.3

Other diseases of vocal cords

Diagnosis Code J38.3

ICD-10: J38.3
Short Description: Other diseases of vocal cords
Long Description: Other diseases of vocal cords
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J38.3

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (J30-J39)
      • Diseases of vocal cords and larynx, not elsewhere classified (J38)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abductor spastic dysphonia
  • Abscess of larynx
  • Abscess of vocal cords
  • Adductor spastic dysphonia
  • Adductor spastic dysphonia of conversion reaction
  • Adductor spastic dysphonia of dystonia
  • Adductor spastic dysphonia of musculoskeletal tension reaction
  • Adductor spastic dysphonia of organic voice tremor
  • Atrophy of vocal cord
  • Bleeding from larynx
  • Bowing of vocal cord
  • Cellulitis of larynx
  • Cellulitis of neck
  • Cellulitis of vocal cords
  • Chorditis
  • Conversion dysphonia
  • Cyst of larynx
  • Disorder of vocal cord
  • Dysphonia of organic tremor
  • Dysplasia of vocal cord
  • Epidermoid cyst of vocal cord
  • Flaccid dysphonia
  • Granuloma of vocal cords
  • Hematoma of neck
  • Hyperemia of vocal cord
  • Idiopathic adductor spastic dysphonia
  • Laryngeal granuloma
  • Lesion of vocal cord
  • Leukoplakia of vocal cords
  • Mixed flaccid-spastic pseudobulbar dysphonia
  • Mucosal bridge of vocal cord
  • Mucous cyst of vocal cord
  • Neurologic adductor spastic dysphonia
  • On examination - vocal cords thickened
  • Paradoxical movement of vocal cord on respiration
  • Postmenopausal atrophy of vocal cord
  • Pseudocystic change of vocal cord
  • Respiratory tract congestion
  • Scarred plaque of vocal fold cover
  • Spastic dysphonia
  • Spastic pseudobulbar dysphonia
  • Sulcus vocalis of vocal cord
  • Telangiectasis of vocal cord
  • Thickening of vocal cords
  • Vocal cord cyst
  • Vocal cord hematoma
  • Vocal cord irregular
  • Vocal cord obliterated
  • Vocal cord strain
  • Vocal cord ulcer
  • Vocal cords thickened

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code J38.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Throat Disorders

Also called: Pharyngeal disorders

Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The technical name for your throat is the pharynx.

Throat problems are common. You've probably had a sore throat. The cause is usually a viral infection, but other causes include allergies, infection with strep bacteria or the leaking of stomach acids back up into the esophagus, called GERD.

Other problems that affect the throat include

  • Tonsillitis - an infection in the tonsils
  • Cancer
  • Croup - inflammation, usually in small children, which causes a barking cough
  • Laryngitis - swelling of the voice box, which can cause a hoarse voice or loss of voice

Most throat problems are minor and go away on their own. Treatments, when needed, depend on the problem.

  • Blockage of upper airway
  • Epiglottitis
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • Herpangina
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Retropharyngeal abscess
  • Strep throat
  • Throat swab culture

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Voice Disorders

Also called: Vocal disorders

Voice is the sound made by air passing from your lungs through your larynx, or voice box. In your larynx are your vocal cords, two bands of muscle that vibrate to make sound. For most of us, our voices play a big part in who we are, what we do, and how we communicate. Like fingerprints, each person's voice is unique.

Many things we do can injure our vocal cords. Talking too much, screaming, constantly clearing your throat, or smoking can make you hoarse. They can also lead to problems such as nodules, polyps, and sores on the vocal cords. Other causes of voice disorders include infections, upward movement of stomach acids into the throat, growths due to a virus, cancer, and diseases that paralyze the vocal cords.

Signs that your voice isn't healthy include

  • Your voice has become hoarse or raspy
  • You've lost the ability to hit some high notes when singing
  • Your voice suddenly sounds deeper
  • Your throat often feels raw, achy, or strained
  • It's become an effort to talk

Treatment for voice disorders varies depending on the cause. Most voice problems can be successfully treated when diagnosed early.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngeal nerve damage
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Spasmodic dysphonia

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