ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 512.82

Sec spont pneumothorax

Diagnosis Code 512.82

ICD-9: 512.82
Short Description: Sec spont pneumothorax
Long Description: Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 512.82

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Other diseases of respiratory system (510-519)
      • 512 Pneumothorax

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • J93.12 - Secondary spontaneous pneumothorax

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 512.82 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Pneumothorax 512.89
      • spontaneous 512.89
        • secondary 512.82

Information for Patients

Collapsed Lung

A collapsed lung happens when air enters the pleural space, the area between the lung and the chest wall. If it is a total collapse, it is called pneumothorax. If only part of the lung is affected, it is called atelectasis.

Causes of a collapsed lung include

  • Lung diseases such as pneumonia or lung cancer
  • Being on a breathing machine
  • Surgery on the chest or abdomen
  • A blocked airway

If only a small area of the lung is affected, you may not have symptoms. If a large area is affected, you may feel short of breath and have a rapid heart rate.

A chest x-ray can tell if you have it. Treatment depends on the underlying cause.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Atelectasis
  • Chest tube insertion
  • Collapsed lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Hemothorax
  • Lung surgery
  • Pneumothorax - infants

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Pleural Disorders

Your pleura is a large, thin sheet of tissue that wraps around the outside of your lungs and lines the inside of your chest cavity. Between the layers of the pleura is a very thin space. Normally it's filled with a small amount of fluid. The fluid helps the two layers of the pleura glide smoothly past each other as your lungs breathe air in and out.

Disorders of the pleura include

  • Pleurisy - inflammation of the pleura that causes sharp pain with breathing
  • Pleural effusion - excess fluid in the pleural space
  • Pneumothorax - buildup of air or gas in the pleural space
  • Hemothorax - buildup of blood in the pleural space

Many different conditions can cause pleural problems. Viral infection is the most common cause of pleurisy. The most common cause of pleural effusion is congestive heart failure. Lung diseases, like COPD, tuberculosis, and acute lung injury, cause pneumothorax. Injury to the chest is the most common cause of hemothorax. Treatment focuses on removing fluid, air, or blood from the pleural space, relieving symptoms, and treating the underlying condition.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Chest tube insertion
  • Empyema
  • Lung surgery
  • Lung surgery - discharge
  • Metastatic pleural tumor
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pleural fluid culture
  • Pleurisy
  • Thoracentesis

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