ICD-10-CM Code J34.89

Other specified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

J34.89 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other specified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code J34.89 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like adhesions of nasal cavity, alternate nasal obstruction, anterior rhinolalia clausa, anterior rhinorrhea, anteverted nostril, antrolith of maxillary sinus, etc

Short Description:Other specified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses
Long Description:Other specified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code J34.89:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Perforation of nasal septum NOS
  • Rhinolith

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code J34.89 are found in the index:


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Adhesions of nasal cavity
  • Alternate nasal obstruction
  • Anterior rhinolalia clausa
  • Anterior rhinorrhea
  • Anteverted nostril
  • Antrolith of maxillary sinus
  • Atrophy of nasal turbinates
  • Blocked sinuses
  • Catarrhal nasal discharge
  • Choanae non-patent
  • Choanal stenosis
  • Concha bullosa
  • Defect in wall of frontal sinus
  • Discharge in inferior meatus
  • Discharge in middle meatus
  • Disorder of vomer
  • Enophthalmos co-occurrent and due to silent sinus syndrome
  • Enophthalmos due to silent sinus syndrome
  • Erythema over maxillary sinus
  • Finding of posterior choanae
  • Form of nostril - finding
  • Form of nostril - finding
  • Frontoethmoidal sinus finding
  • Frontoethmoidal sinus finding
  • Granulomatous nasal mucosa
  • Incompetence of nasal valve
  • Infection due to Fusobacterium
  • Lesion of nasal mucosa
  • Lesion of nose
  • Lesion of skin of nose
  • Maxillary sinus finding
  • Maxillary sinus finding
  • Maxillary sinus finding
  • Median nasal dermoid fistula
  • Moistness of nasal mucosa - finding
  • Mouth breathing
  • Mouth breathing with nasal obstruction
  • Mucous membrane edema
  • Nasal airway patency - finding
  • Nasal airway patency - finding
  • Nasal dermoid
  • Nasal discharge
  • Nasal mucosa dry
  • Nasal mucosa edematous
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Nasal obstruction present
  • Nasal resonatory disorder
  • Nasal septal adhesions
  • Nasal septal granuloma
  • Nasal septal spur
  • Nasal sinus obstruction
  • Nasal turbinate absent
  • Nasal vestibulitis
  • Nasopharyngeal stenosis
  • Necrobacillosis
  • Necrosis of nose
  • Necrotic rhinitis
  • Nose tender
  • O/E - frontal sinus tenderness
  • O/E - nasal mucosa
  • O/E - nasal mucosa edematous
  • O/E - nasal septum perforated
  • O/E - rhinorrhea
  • Oronasal fistula
  • Pain of nose
  • Perforation of nasal septum
  • Pharyngeal stenosis
  • Posterior rhinolalia clausa
  • Rhinolith
  • Route of breathing - finding
  • Silent sinus syndrome
  • Sore nostril
  • Stenosis of nasal valve
  • Stenosis of nostrils
  • Swelling over frontal sinus
  • Swelling over maxillary sinus
  • Tenderness of respiratory structure
  • Tenderness over frontal sinus
  • Transverse nasal groove
  • Traumatic nasal septal perforation
  • Upper respiratory tract obstruction
  • Variation in patency of nasal airway
  • Vestibular stenosis

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code J34.89 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2019 through 09/30/2020.


Convert J34.89 to ICD-9

  • 478.19 - Nasal & sinus dis NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (J30-J39)
      • Other and unspecified disorders of nose and nasal sinuses (J34)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients

Nose Injuries and Disorders

Your nose is important to your health. It filters the air you breathe, removing dust, germs, and irritants. It warms and moistens the air to keep your lungs and tubes that lead to them from drying out. Your nose also contains the nerve cells that help your sense of smell. When there is a problem with your nose, your whole body can suffer. For example, the stuffy nose of the common cold can make it hard for you to breathe, sleep, or get comfortable.

Many problems besides the common cold can affect the nose. They include

  • Deviated septum - a shifting of the wall that divides the nasal cavity into halves
  • Nasal polyps - soft growths that develop on the lining of your nose or sinuses
  • Nosebleeds
  • Rhinitis - inflammation of the nose and sinuses sometimes caused by allergies. The main symptom is a runny nose.
  • Nasal fractures, also known as a broken nose

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