ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J38.6

Stenosis of larynx

Diagnosis Code J38.6

ICD-10: J38.6
Short Description: Stenosis of larynx
Long Description: Stenosis of larynx
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J38.6

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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  • Acquired laryngeal stenosis
  • Acquired subglottic stenosis
  • Deformity of neck
  • Everted laryngeal saccules
  • Obstruction of larynx
  • Stenosis of larynx
  • Subglottic stenosis
  • Supraglottic airway obstruction
  • Supraglottic stenosis

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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