ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 478.29

Disease of pharynx NEC

Diagnosis Code 478.29

ICD-9: 478.29
Short Description: Disease of pharynx NEC
Long Description: Other diseases of pharynx, not elsewhere classified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 478.29

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (470-478)
      • 478 Other diseases of upper respiratory tract

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abscess of nasopharynx
  • Abscess of pharynx
  • Acquired velopharyngeal incompetence
  • Bleeding from nasopharynx
  • Borderline acquired velopharyngeal dysfunction
  • Borderline velopharyngeal insufficiency
  • Bullous eruption of pharynx
  • Choanae non-patent
  • Constriction in throat
  • Cricopharyngeal incoordination
  • Cricopharyngeus muscle dysfunction
  • Discharge of tonsil
  • Dysphonia of palatopharyngolaryngeal myoclonus
  • Fistula colli congenita
  • Iatrogenic perforation of pharynx
  • Lesion of hypopharynx
  • Lesion of nasopharynx
  • Lymphoid follicles on posterior wall of pharynx
  • Nasopharyngeal myiasis
  • On examination - pharynx hyperemic
  • Palatopharyngeal incoordination
  • Perforation of pharyngeal diverticulum
  • Perforation of pharynx
  • Pharyngeal bursitis
  • Pharyngeal diverticulitis
  • Pharyngeal dryness
  • Pharyngeal gag reflex positive
  • Pharyngeal hemorrhage
  • Pharyngeal paralysis
  • Pharyngeal spasm
  • Pharyngeal stenosis
  • Pharyngitis keratosa
  • Pharyngocutaneous fistula
  • Pharynx or nasopharynx abscess
  • Spasm of the cricopharyngeus muscle
  • Subglottic lesion
  • Swollen nasopharynx
  • Throat irritation
  • Tonsil asymmetry
  • Tonsil congested
  • Traumatic perforation of pharynx
  • Ulcer of pharynx
  • Velopharyngeal insufficiency

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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 throat is 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 upward movement of stomach acids into the esophagus, called GERD.

Other problems that affect the throat include

  • Tonsillitis - an infection in the tonsils
  • Pharyngitis - inflammation of the pharynx
  • Cancers
  • Croup - inflammation, usually in small children, which causes a barking cough

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

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

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