Use the alphabetical index for the main term effusion to review the available sub terms and properly select the ICD-10 code with the highest degree of specificity. Instructional notations will guide the coder with information such as "see", "see also", "with", "without", "due to", and "code by site".
- amniotic fluid - See: Pregnancy, complicated by, prematue rupture of membranes;
- brain (serous) - G93.6 Cerebral edema
- bronchial - See: Bronchitis;
- cerebral - G93.6 Cerebral edema
- cerebrospinal - See Also: Meningitis;
- vessel - G93.6 Cerebral edema
- chest - See: Effusion, pleura;
- chylous, chyliform (pleura) - J94.0 Chylous effusion
- intracranial - G93.6 Cerebral edema
- joint - M25.40 Effusion, unspecified joint
- ankle - M25.47 Effusion, ankle and foot
- elbow - M25.42 Effusion, elbow
- foot joint - M25.47 Effusion, ankle and foot
- hand joint - M25.44 Effusion, hand
- hip - M25.45 Effusion, hip
- knee - M25.46 Effusion, knee
- shoulder - M25.41 Effusion, shoulder
- specified joint NEC - M25.48 Effusion, other site
- wrist - M25.43 Effusion, wrist
- malignant pleural - J91.0 Malignant pleural effusion
- meninges - See: Meningitis;
- pericardium, pericardial (noninflammatory) - I31.3 Pericardial effusion (noninflammatory)
- acute - See: Pericarditis, acute;
- peritoneal (chronic) - R18.8 Other ascites
- pleura, pleurisy, pleuritic, pleuropericardial - J90 Pleural effusion, not elsewhere classified
- chylous, chyliform - J94.0 Chylous effusion
- due to systemic lupus erythematosis - M32.13 Lung involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus
- in conditions classified elsewhere - J91.8 Pleural effusion in other conditions classified elsewhere
- influenzal - See: Influenza, with, respiratory manifestations NEC;
- malignant - J91.0 Malignant pleural effusion
- newborn - P28.89 Other specified respiratory conditions of newborn
- tuberculous NEC - A15.6 Tuberculous pleurisy
- primary (progressive) - A15.7 Primary respiratory tuberculosis
- spinal - See: Meningitis;
- thorax, thoracic - See: Effusion, pleura;
The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to effusion within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.
Amniotic Fluid: A clear, yellowish liquid that envelopes the FETUS inside the sac of AMNION. In the first trimester, it is likely a transudate of maternal or fetal plasma. In the second trimester, amniotic fluid derives primarily from fetal lung and kidney. Cells or substances in this fluid can be removed for prenatal diagnostic tests (AMNIOCENTESIS).
Ankle: The region of the lower limb between the FOOT and the LEG.
Elbow: Region of the body immediately surrounding and including the ELBOW JOINT.
Foot Joints: The articulations extending from the ANKLE distally to the TOES. These include the ANKLE JOINT; TARSAL JOINTS; METATARSOPHALANGEAL JOINT; and TOE JOINT.
Hip: The projecting part on each side of the body, formed by the side of the pelvis and the top portion of the femur.
Joints: Also known as articulations, these are points of connection between the ends of certain separate bones, or where the borders of other bones are juxtaposed.
Knee: A region of the lower extremity immediately surrounding and including the KNEE JOINT.
Meninges: The three membranes that cover the BRAIN and the SPINAL CORD. They are the dura mater, the arachnoid, and the pia mater.
Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first 28 days after birth.
Shoulder: Part of the body in humans and primates where the arms connect to the trunk. The shoulder has five joints; ACROMIOCLAVICULAR joint, CORACOCLAVICULAR joint, GLENOHUMERAL joint, scapulathoracic joint, and STERNOCLAVICULAR joint.
Wrist: The region of the upper limb between the metacarpus and the FOREARM.