ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J98.11


Diagnosis Code J98.11

ICD-10: J98.11
Short Description: Atelectasis
Long Description: Atelectasis
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J98.11

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The code J98.11 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Other diseases of the respiratory system (J96-J99)
      • Other respiratory disorders (J98)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code J98.11 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Acute atelectasis
  • Atelectasis
  • Chronic atelectasis
  • Complete atelectasis
  • Complete atelectasis
  • Complete atelectasis
  • Complete atelectasis of left lung
  • Complete atelectasis of right lung
  • Compression atelectasis
  • Discoid atelectasis
  • Focal atelectasis
  • Linear atelectasis
  • Middle lobe syndrome
  • Obstetrical pulmonary complication of anesthesia AND/OR sedation
  • Obstructive atelectasis
  • On examination - atelectasis
  • Postoperative atelectasis
  • Postprocedural respiratory disorders
  • Pressure collapse of lung after anesthesia AND/OR sedation in labor AND/OR delivery
  • Round atelectasis
  • Traumatic atelectasis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code J98.11 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

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