ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J86.0

Pyothorax with fistula

Diagnosis Code J86.0

ICD-10: J86.0
Short Description: Pyothorax with fistula
Long Description: Pyothorax with fistula
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J86.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Suppurative and necrotic conditions of the lower respiratory tract (J85-J86)
      • Pyothorax (J86)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code J86.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Acquired bronchoesophageal fistula
  • Acquired bronchopleural fistula
  • Acquired bronchopleural fistula
  • Acquired tracheal fistula
  • Acquired tracheocutaneous fistula
  • Acquired tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Bronchial fistula
  • Bronchocutaneous fistula
  • Bronchoesophageal fistula
  • Bronchopleural fistula
  • Bronchopleural fistula
  • Bronchopleural subphrenic fistula
  • Empyema with bronchocutaneous fistula
  • Empyema with bronchopleural fistula
  • Empyema with hepatopleural fistula
  • Empyema with mediastinal fistula
  • Injury of bronchus
  • Pleural empyema with fistula
  • Pleuroperitoneal fistula
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula without atresia of esophagus
  • Traumatic bronchopleural fistula

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code J86.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system tries to fight the infection. White blood cells go to the infected area, collect within the damaged tissue, and cause inflammation. During this process, pus forms. Pus is a mixture of living and dead white blood cells, germs, and dead tissue.

Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful. Abscesses inside your body may not be obvious and can damage organs, including the brain, lungs and others. Treatments include drainage and antibiotics.

  • Abscess
  • Abscess scan - radioactive
  • Amebic liver abscess
  • Anorectal abscess
  • Bartholin cyst or abscess
  • Brain abscess
  • Epidural abscess
  • Intra-abdominal abscess
  • Pancreatic abscess
  • Perirenal abscess
  • Peritonsillar abscess
  • Pilonidal cyst resection
  • Pyogenic liver abscess
  • Retropharyngeal abscess
  • Skin abscess
  • Subareolar abscess
  • Tooth abscess

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Chest Injuries and Disorders

The chest is the part of the body between your neck and your abdomen. It includes the ribs and breastbone. Inside your chest are several organs, including the heart, lungs, and esophagus. The pleura, a large thin sheet of tissue, lines the inside of the chest cavity.

Chest injuries and disorders include

  • Heart diseases
  • Lung diseases and collapsed lung
  • Pleural disorders
  • Esophagus disorders
  • Broken ribs
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • Disorders of the mediastinum, the space between the lungs, breastbone, and spine

  • Chest tube insertion
  • Costochondritis
  • Mediastinal tumor
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Rib fracture - aftercare

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A fistula is an abnormal connection between two parts inside of the body. Fistulas may develop between different organs, such as between the esophagus and the windpipe or the bowel and the vagina. They can also develop between two blood vessels, such as between an artery and a vein or between two arteries.

Some people are born with a fistula. Other common causes of fistulas include

  • Complications from surgery
  • Injury
  • Infection
  • Diseases, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis

Treatment depends on the cause of the fistula, where it is, and how bad it is. Some fistulas will close on their own. In some cases, you may need antibiotics and/or surgery.

  • Fistula
  • Gastrointestinal fistula

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