Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (J39)

Clinical Information for Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (J39)

Retropharyngeal Abscess - An accumulation of purulent material in the space between the PHARYNX and the CERVICAL VERTEBRAE. This usually results from SUPPURATION of retropharyngeal LYMPH NODES in patients with UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS, perforation of the pharynx, or head and neck injuries.

Instructional Notations

Type 1 Excludes Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

  • acute respiratory infection NOS J22
  • acute upper respiratory infection J06.9
  • upper respiratory inflammation due to chemicals, gases, fumes or vapors J68.2