ICD-10-CM Code J38.7

Other diseases of larynx

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

J38.7 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other diseases of larynx. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code J38.7 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess of larynx, acquired laryngeal web, acquired laryngocele, arytenoid fixed, arytenoid partially fixed, atrophy of vocal cord, etc

Short Description:Other diseases of larynx
Long Description:Other diseases of larynx

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 J38.7:

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.
  • Abscess of larynx
  • Cellulitis of larynx
  • Disease of larynx NOS
  • Necrosis of larynx
  • Pachyderma of larynx
  • Perichondritis of larynx
  • Ulcer of larynx

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 J38.7 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:

  • Abscess of larynx
  • Acquired laryngeal web
  • Acquired laryngocele
  • Arytenoid fixed
  • Arytenoid partially fixed
  • Atrophy of vocal cord
  • Calcification of laryngeal cartilage
  • Cellulitis of larynx
  • Cellulitis of neck
  • Chondroradionecrosis of larynx
  • Contact granuloma of larynx
  • Corneal intraepithelial dyskeratosis, palmoplantar hyperkeratosis, laryngeal dyskeratosis syndrome
  • Cricoarytenoid joint fixation
  • Cricoarytenoid joint fixed on phonation
  • Cricopharyngeal disorder
  • Cricopharyngeus muscle dysfunction
  • Cyst of epiglottis
  • Cyst of larynx
  • Cyst of pharynx
  • Disorder of epiglottis
  • Disorder of the larynx
  • Dysplasia of glottis
  • Dysplasia of larynx
  • Dysplasia of larynx
  • Finding of appearance of larynx
  • Finding of mobility of arytenoid
  • Finding of mobility of arytenoid
  • Hypopharyngeal TNM finding
  • Infantile epiglottis
  • Infection of larynx
  • Interarytenoid leukoplakia
  • Laryngeal crepitus
  • Laryngeal granuloma
  • Laryngeal mobility limited following radiotherapy
  • Laryngeal pachydermia
  • Laryngeal scar
  • Laryngeal web
  • Leukoplakia of larynx
  • Mass of vallecula of epiglottis
  • Mass of vocal cord
  • Necrosis of larynx
  • Overhanging epiglottis
  • Partial larynx
  • Perichondritis of larynx
  • Presbylarynges
  • Prolapse of epiglottis
  • pT3: Tumor measures more than 4 cm in greatest dimension or with fixation of hemilarynx
  • Subglottic abscess
  • Subglottic cyst
  • Subglottic erythema
  • Subglottic lesion
  • Subglottic necrosis
  • Subglottic ulcer
  • Supraglottic abscess
  • Supraglottic atrophy
  • Supraglottic cyst
  • Supraglottic erythema
  • Supraglottic lesion
  • Supraglottic ulcer
  • Ulcer of larynx
  • Vallecular cyst

Convert J38.7 to ICD-9

  • 478.71 - Laryngeal cellulitis (Approximate Flag)
  • 478.79 - Disease of larynx NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (J30-J39)
      • Diseases of vocal cords and larynx, not elsewhere classified (J38)

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

Throat Disorders

Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The technical name for your throat is the pharynx.

Throat problems are common. You've probably had a sore throat. The cause is usually a viral infection, but other causes include allergies, infection with strep bacteria or the leaking of stomach acids back up into the esophagus, called GERD.

Other problems that affect the throat include

  • Tonsillitis - inflammation of the tonsils
  • Cancer
  • Croup - inflammation, usually in small children, which causes a barking cough
  • Laryngitis - swelling of the voice box, which can cause a hoarse voice or loss of voice

Most throat problems are minor and go away on their own. Treatments, when needed, depend on the problem.

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