Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J32.9

Chronic sinusitis, unspecified

  • J32.9 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2014 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, J32.9 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • Inflammation of the paranasal sinuses that typically lasts beyond eight weeks. It is caused by infections, allergies, and the presence of sinus polyps or deviated septum. Signs and symptoms include headache, nasal discharge, swelling in the face, dizziness, and breathing difficulties.
Applicable To
  • Sinusitis (chronic) NOS
Description Synonyms
  • Abscess of accessory sinus bone
  • Abscess of bone of accessory sinus
  • Abscess of nasal sinus
  • Abscess of nose
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Disorder of nasal sinus
  • Empyema of nasal sinus
  • Eosinophilic mucinous rhinosinusitis
  • Eosinophilic mucinous rhinosinusitis, chronic
  • Fungal sinusitis
  • Invasive fungal sinusitis
  • Nasal abscess
  • Nasal infection
  • Nasal sinus abscess
  • Nasal sinus disease
  • Nasal sinus empyema
  • Pain of respiratory structure
  • Sinus headache
  • Sinus pain
  • Sinusitis
  • Sinusitis w nasal polyposis
  • Sinusitis with nasal polyps
  • Sinusitis, chronic
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 622 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 J32.9 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 J32.9 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM J32.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 152 Otitis media & uri with mcc
  • 153 Otitis media & uri without mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM J32.9 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM J32.9: