Pyothorax (J86)

Clinical Information for Pyothorax (J86)

Empyema, Subdural - An intracranial or rarely intraspinal suppurative process invading the space between the inner surface of the DURA MATER and the outer surface of the ARACHNOID.

Empyema, Tuberculous - Empyema due to MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS.

Bronchial Fistula - An abnormal passage or communication between a bronchus and another part of the body.

Tracheoesophageal Fistula - Abnormal passage between the ESOPHAGUS and the TRACHEA, acquired or congenital, often associated with ESOPHAGEAL ATRESIA.

Cholecystitis - Inflammation of the GALLBLADDER; generally caused by impairment of BILE flow, GALLSTONES in the BILIARY TRACT, infections, or other diseases.

Empyema - Presence of pus in a hollow organ or body cavity.

Empyema, Pleural - Suppurative inflammation of the pleural space.

Mycobacterium tuberculosis - A species of gram-positive, aerobic bacteria that produces TUBERCULOSIS in humans, other primates, CATTLE; DOGS; and some other animals which have contact with humans. Growth tends to be in serpentine, cordlike masses in which the bacilli show a parallel orientation.

Instructional Notations

Use Additional Code Use Additional Code
The “use additional code” indicates that a secondary code could be used to further specify the patient’s condition. This note is not mandatory and is only used if enough information is available to assign an additional code.

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.

  • abscess of lung J85
  • pyothorax due to tuberculosis A15.6