ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 959.11

Injury of chest wall NEC

Diagnosis Code 959.11

ICD-9: 959.11
Short Description: Injury of chest wall NEC
Long Description: Other injury of chest wall
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 959.11

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Certain traumatic complications and unspecified injuries (958-959)
      • 959 Injury, other and unspecified

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Blunt injury of thorax
  • Chest injury
  • Costal cartilage injury
  • Injury of chest wall
  • Injury of front of chest
  • Injury of muscle and tendon at thorax level
  • Injury of ribs
  • Injury of side of chest
  • Injury of sternum
  • Metal foreign body in chest
  • Pellet wound of chest

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 959.11 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Injury 959.9
      • chest - see Injury, internal, chest
        • wall 959.11
      • costal region 959.11
      • costochondral 959.11
      • midthoracic region 959.11
      • sternal region 959.11
      • thorax, thoracic (external) 959.11
        • cavity - see Injury, internal, thorax
        • internal - see Injury, internal, intrathoracic organs

Information for Patients

Chest Injuries and Disorders

The chest is the part of the body between your neck and your abdomen. It includes the ribs and breastbone. Inside your chest are several organs, including the heart, lungs, and esophagus. The pleura, a large thin sheet of tissue, lines the inside of the chest cavity.

Chest injuries and disorders include

  • Heart diseases
  • Lung diseases and collapsed lung
  • Pleural disorders
  • Esophagus disorders
  • Broken ribs
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • Disorders of the mediastinum, the space between the lungs, breastbone, and spine

  • Chest tube insertion
  • Collapsed lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Costochondritis
  • Hemothorax
  • Mediastinal tumor
  • Mediastinitis
  • Pectus carinatum
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Pectus excavatum - discharge
  • Pectus excavatum repair
  • Pneumomediastinum
  • Pneumothorax - infants
  • Rib fracture - aftercare

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