ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 478.5

Vocal cord disease NEC

Diagnosis Code 478.5

ICD-9: 478.5
Short Description: Vocal cord disease NEC
Long Description: Other diseases of vocal cords
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 478.5

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 vocal cords
  • Atrophy of vocal cord
  • Bowing of vocal cord
  • Bowing of vocal cord on phonation
  • Cellulitis of vocal cords
  • Chorditis
  • Chorditis vocalis inferior
  • Contact ulcer of vocal folds
  • Disorder of vocal cord
  • Dysplasia of vocal cord
  • Epidermoid cyst of vocal cord
  • Fibrinous chorditis
  • Granuloma of vocal cords
  • Human papilloma virus infection of vocal cord
  • Hyperemia of vocal cord
  • Impaired abduction of vocal cord on respiration
  • Impaired adduction of vocal cord on phonation
  • Interarytenoid leukoplakia
  • Lesion of vocal cord
  • Leukoplakia of vocal cords
  • Mucosal bridge of vocal cord
  • Mucous cyst of vocal cord
  • No view of vocal cords
  • On examination - laryngoscopy=singers nodes
  • On examination - vocal cord nodule
  • On examination - vocal cords pink +edema
  • On examination - vocal cords thickened
  • Paradoxical movement of vocal cord on respiration
  • Polypoid degeneration of vocal cord
  • Postmenopausal atrophy of vocal cord
  • Post-radiotherapy telangiectasis of vocal cord
  • Pseudocystic change of vocal cord
  • Scarred plaque of vocal fold cover
  • Singers' chorditis
  • Singers' nodes
  • Sulcus vocalis of vocal cord
  • Telangiectasis of vocal cord
  • Vocal cord abducted at rest
  • Vocal cord adducted at rest
  • Vocal cord cyst
  • Vocal cord does not adduct on coughing
  • Vocal cord does not adduct on phonation
  • Vocal cord dysfunction
  • Vocal cord hematoma
  • Vocal cord irregular
  • Vocal cord obliterated
  • Vocal cord palsy
  • Vocal cord prolapse
  • Vocal cord strain
  • Vocal cord ulcer
  • Vocal cords erythematous
  • Vocal cords swelling
  • Vocal cords thickened
  • Vocal fold underadduction
  • Vocal fremitus decreased
  • Vocal fremitus increased
  • Vocal nodules in adults
  • Vocal nodules in children

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

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

  • Botulinum toxin injection - larynx
  • Hoarseness
  • Laryngeal nerve damage
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Spasmodic dysphonia

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