ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 478.19

Nasal & sinus dis NEC

Diagnosis Code 478.19

ICD-9: 478.19
Short Description: Nasal & sinus dis NEC
Long Description: Other disease of nasal cavity and sinuses
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 478.19

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (460–519)
    • Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (470-478)
      • 478 Other diseases of upper respiratory tract

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abscess of nasal cavity
  • Abscess of nasal septum
  • Abscess of nose
  • Acquired nasal septal defect
  • Adhesions of nasal cavity
  • Alternate nasal obstruction
  • Anterior rhinorrhea
  • Antrolith of maxillary sinus
  • Atrophy of nasal turbinates
  • Blocked sinuses
  • Catarrhal nasal discharge
  • Cellulitis and abscess of nose
  • Choanal stenosis
  • Classical histoplasmosis nasal ulceration
  • Complaining of nasal congestion
  • Concha bullosa
  • Congestion of nasal sinus
  • Cyst of maxillary sinus
  • Cyst of nasal cavity
  • Cyst of nasal sinus
  • Discharge in inferior meatus
  • Discharge in middle meatus
  • Disorder of the nose
  • Disorder of vomer
  • Ear, nose and throat disorder
  • Erythema over frontal sinus
  • Frontal sinus pain
  • Granulomatous nasal mucosa
  • Hyperemic nasal mucosa
  • Incompetence of nasal valve
  • Infected mucous cyst of nasal sinus
  • Lesion of nasal mucosa
  • Lesion of nose
  • Maxillary sinus pain
  • Mouth breathing with nasal obstruction
  • Nasal congestion
  • Nasal discharge
  • Nasal infection
  • Nasal mucosa dry
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Nasal septal adhesions
  • Nasal septal granuloma
  • Nasal septal spur
  • Nasal septum abnormality
  • Nasal sinus mucocele
  • Nasal sinus osteoma
  • Nasal sinus problem
  • Nasal turbinate absent
  • Nasal vestibulitis
  • Nasopharyngeal stenosis
  • Necrosis of nasal septum
  • Necrosis of nasal turbinates
  • Necrosis of nose
  • Necrotic rhinitis
  • On examination - frontal sinus pain
  • On examination - maxillary sinus pain
  • On examination - nasal discharge - mucopurulent
  • On examination - nasal septum perforated
  • On examination - rhinorrhea
  • Oronasal fistula
  • Papilloma of nasal vestibule
  • Perforation of nasal septum
  • Posterior rhinorrhea
  • Purulent nasal discharge
  • Rhinolith
  • Sarcoidosis of inferior turbinates
  • Silent sinus syndrome
  • Sore nostril
  • Stenosis of nostrils
  • Surgical ciliated cyst
  • Swelling over maxillary sinus
  • Swollen nasal mucosa
  • Tenderness over frontal sinus
  • Tenderness over maxillary sinus
  • Transverse nasal groove
  • Ulcer of nasal septum
  • Ulcer of nose
  • Ulcerated nasal mucosa

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Nose Injuries and Disorders

Also called: Nasal disorders

Your nose is important to your health. It filters the air you breathe, removing dust, germs, and irritants. It warms and moistens the air to keep your lungs and tubes that lead to them from drying out. Your nose also contains the nerve cells that help your sense of smell. When there is a problem with your nose, your whole body can suffer. For example, the stuffy nose of the common cold can make it hard for you to breathe, sleep, or get comfortable.

Many problems besides the common cold can affect the nose. They include

  • Deviated septum - a shifting of the wall that divides the nasal cavity into halves
  • Nasal polyps - soft growths that develop on the lining of your nose or sinuses
  • Nosebleeds
  • Rhinitis - inflammation of the nose and sinuses sometimes caused by allergies. The main symptom is a runny nose.
  • Nasal fractures, also known as a broken nose

  • Choanal atresia
  • Foreign body in the nose
  • Nasal endoscopy
  • Nasal fracture - aftercare
  • Nasal mucosal biopsy
  • Nasal polyps
  • Nose fracture
  • Nosebleed
  • Rhinophyma
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Septal hematoma
  • Septoplasty
  • Septoplasty - discharge
  • Sinus CT scan
  • Sinus MRI scan
  • Stuffy or runny nose - adult
  • Stuffy or runny nose - children
  • Turbinate surgery
  • Vasomotor rhinitis

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