ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 786.9

Resp sys/chest symp NEC

Diagnosis Code 786.9

ICD-9: 786.9
Short Description: Resp sys/chest symp NEC
Long Description: Other symptoms involving respiratory system and chest
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 786.9

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 786 Symptoms involving respiratory system and other chest symptoms

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abdominal movement diminished
  • Abnormal diaphragmatic movement
  • Absent breath sounds
  • Air trapping
  • Arytenoid cartilages and posterior portion of vocal cords visible
  • Aspirated blood in lower respiratory tract
  • Biphasic movement of lower ribs
  • Blood in upper airway
  • Blunted hypoxic drive
  • Borderline respiratory obstruction on spirometry
  • Breath holding with temper
  • Bronchophony
  • Chest expansion reduced
  • Chest over-expanded
  • Chest wall retraction
  • Complaining of catarrh
  • Decreased diffusion capacity of lung
  • Decreased maximal voluntary ventilation
  • Diaphragmatic tonic spasm
  • Dissociation of movement of chest wall
  • Does not huff
  • Epiglottis not visible
  • Epiglottis visible, vocal cords not visible
  • Gasping for breath
  • Gastrointestinal contents in upper airway
  • Glossopharyngeal breathing
  • Hanging columella
  • Hemithorax immobile
  • High ventilation-perfusion ratio
  • Increased Bohr effect
  • Increased maximal voluntary ventilation
  • Increased oxygen supply
  • Increased peak expiratory flow rate
  • Inequality of ventilation-perfusion ratio
  • Intercostal recession
  • Interrupted breathing
  • Left side of chest moves less than right
  • Mixed obstructive and restrictive ventilatory defect
  • Nasal obstruction present
  • Obstruction of airway by blood
  • Obstruction of airway by food
  • On examination - abdominal breathing
  • On examination - adventitious sounds present
  • On examination - chest expansion unequal
  • On examination - chest percussion note hyperresonant
  • On examination - chest percussion note tympanitic
  • On examination - intercostal recession
  • On examination - lung cavitation
  • On examination - lung collapse present
  • On examination - rate of respiration slow
  • On examination - shallow breathing
  • On examination - sternal recession
  • On examination - subcostal recession
  • On examination - suprasternal recession
  • On examination - type of respiration
  • Pain of respiratory structure
  • Paradoxic movement of lower ribs
  • Paradoxical chest movement
  • Paradoxical inward movement of abdomen on inspiration
  • Paradoxical respiration
  • Peak flow rate abnormal
  • Pulmonary sign AND/OR symptom
  • Regional ventilation differences
  • Regional ventilation differences due to gravity
  • Respiration intermittent
  • Respiratory finding on palpation of chest wall
  • Respiratory quotient abnormal
  • Respiratory symptom
  • Right side of chest moves less than left
  • Rigid chest
  • Sleep-related groaning
  • Soot in oropharynx
  • Sternal recession
  • Subcostal recession
  • Suprasternal recession
  • Tenderness of respiratory structure
  • Trachea moves down on insp
  • Tracheal breathing
  • Tracheal tug
  • Unable to cough up sputum
  • Unable to expectorate
  • Unequal ventilation
  • Vesicular breathing

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Breathing Problems

When you're short of breath, it's hard or uncomfortable for you to take in the oxygen your body needs. You may feel as if you're not getting enough air. Sometimes mild breathing problems are from a stuffy nose or hard exercise. But shortness of breath can also be a sign of a serious disease.

Many conditions can make you feel short of breath. Lung conditions such as asthma, emphysema or pneumonia cause breathing difficulties. So can problems with your trachea or bronchi, which are part of your airway system. Heart disease can make you feel breathless if your heart cannot pump enough blood to supply oxygen to your body. Stress caused by anxiety can also make it hard for you to breathe. If you often have trouble breathing, it is important to find out the cause.

  • Blood gases
  • Breath sounds
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Breathing difficulty - lying down
  • Home apnea monitor use - infants
  • How to breathe when you are short of breath
  • How to Properly Put On, Take Off a Disposable Respirator (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS)
  • Palliative care - shortness of breath
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Rapid shallow breathing
  • Stridor
  • Transient tachypnea - newborn
  • Traveling with breathing problems
  • Turbinate surgery
  • Wheezing

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Lung Diseases

When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen from the air and deliver it to the bloodstream. The cells in your body need oxygen to work and grow. During a normal day, you breathe nearly 25,000 times. People with lung disease have difficulty breathing. Millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease. If all types of lung disease are lumped together, it is the number three killer in the United States.

The term lung disease refers to many disorders affecting the lungs, such as asthma, COPD, infections like influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many other breathing problems. Some lung diseases can lead to respiratory failure.

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  • Alveolar abnormalities
  • Blood gases
  • Breath sounds
  • Chemical pneumonitis
  • Chest tube insertion
  • Coal worker's pneumoconiosis
  • Coughing up blood
  • Drug-induced pulmonary disease
  • Empyema
  • Goodpasture syndrome
  • Lung diffusion testing
  • Lung disease
  • Lung gallium scan
  • Lung PET scan
  • Lung plethysmography
  • Lung surgery
  • Lung surgery - discharge
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Open lung biopsy
  • Pulmonary aspergilloma
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Pulmonary function tests
  • Pulmonary nocardiosis
  • Rapid shallow breathing
  • Respiratory acidosis
  • Respiratory alkalosis
  • Rheumatoid lung disease
  • Solitary pulmonary nodule
  • Swan-Ganz - right heart catheterization
  • Transient tachypnea - newborn
  • Using oxygen at home
  • Wheezing

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