ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J86.9

Pyothorax without fistula

Diagnosis Code J86.9

ICD-10: J86.9
Short Description: Pyothorax without fistula
Long Description: Pyothorax without fistula
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J86.9

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Suppurative and necrotic conditions of the lower respiratory tract (J85-J86)
      • Pyothorax (J86)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code J86.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Abscess of pleural cavity
  • Abscess of thorax
  • Bacterial pleurisy with effusion
  • Empyema
  • Empyema of pleura
  • Fibrinopurulent pleurisy
  • Fibrinous pleurisy
  • Loculated empyema
  • Pleural effusion caused by bacterial infection
  • Pleural empyema with no fistula
  • Pleurisy with effusion
  • Pneumococcal pleurisy
  • Pneumococcal pleurisy with effusion
  • Pyopneumothorax
  • Pyopneumothorax
  • Pyopneumothorax following infection by Coccidioides
  • Septic pleurisy
  • Seropurulent pleurisy
  • Staphylococcal pleurisy
  • Staphylococcal pleurisy
  • Staphylococcal pleurisy with effusion
  • Streptococcal pleurisy
  • Streptococcal pleurisy
  • Streptococcal pleurisy with effusion

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code J86.9 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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