ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 518.0

Pulmonary collapse

Diagnosis Code 518.0

ICD-9: 518.0
Short Description: Pulmonary collapse
Long Description: Pulmonary collapse
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 518.0

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system
    • Other diseases of respiratory system (510-519)
      • 518 Other diseases of lung

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 518.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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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