2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J38.7

Other diseases of larynx

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • J38.7 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM J38.7 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J38.7 - other international versions of ICD-10 J38.7 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Abscess of larynx
  • Cellulitis of larynx
  • Disease of larynx NOS
  • Necrosis of larynx
  • Pachyderma of larynx
  • Perichondritis of larynx
  • Ulcer of larynx
The following code(s) above J38.7 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to J38.7:
  • J00-J99
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range J00-J99

    Diseases of the respiratory system

    Note
    • When a respiratory condition is described as occurring in more than one site and is not specifically indexed, it should be classified to the lower anatomic site (e.g. tracheobronchitis to bronchitis in J40).
    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • smoke inhalation (T59.81-)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Use Additional
    • code, where applicable, to identify:
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    • exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
    Diseases of the respiratory system
  • J38
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J38

    Diseases of vocal cords and larynx, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital laryngeal stridor (P28.89)
    • obstructive laryngitis (acute) (J05.0)
    • postprocedural subglottic stenosis (J95.5)
    • stridor (R06.1)
    • ulcerative laryngitis (J04.0)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify:
    • exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z77.22)
    • exposure to tobacco smoke in the perinatal period (P96.81)
    • history of tobacco dependence (Z87.891)
    • occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    • tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    • tobacco use (Z72.0)
    Diseases of vocal cords and larynx, not elsewhere classified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abscess of larynx
  • Arytenoid cartilage fixation or ankylosis
  • Contact granuloma of larynx
  • Disorder of the larynx
  • Dysplasia of larynx
  • Dysplasia of the larynx
  • Infection of larynx
  • Laryngeal disease
  • Laryngeal infection
  • Laryngeal pachydermia
  • Lesion of larynx
  • Presbylarynx
  • Ulcer of larynx
Clinical Information
  • Condition in which there is a deviation from or interruption of the normal structure or function of the larynx.
  • Inflammation of laryngeal cartilages, usually due to infections.
  • Pathological processes involving any part of the larynx which coordinates many functions such as voice production, breathing, swallowing, and coughing.
ICD-10-CM J38.7 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 011 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with mcc
  • 012 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy with cc
  • 013 Tracheostomy for face,mouth & neck diagnoses or laryngectomy without cc/mcc
  • 154 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with mcc
  • 155 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses with cc
  • 156 Other ear, nose, mouth and throat diagnoses without cc/mcc

Convert J38.7 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to J38.7:
  • Type 1 Excludes: M12
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M12

    Other and unspecified arthropathy

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J38.7:
  • Abscess (connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) L02.91
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02.91

    Cutaneous abscess, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • epiglottis J38.7
    • larynx J38.7
    • postlaryngeal J38.7
    • retrolaryngeal J38.7
  • Adhesions, adhesive (postinfective) K66.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K66.0

    Peritoneal adhesions (postprocedural) (postinfection)

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Adhesions (of) abdominal (wall)
    • Adhesions (of) diaphragm
    • Adhesions (of) intestine
    • Adhesions (of) male pelvis
    • Adhesions (of) omentum
    • Adhesions (of) stomach
    • Adhesive bands
    • Mesenteric adhesions
    Type 1 Excludes
    • female pelvic adhesions [bands] (N73.6)
    • peritoneal adhesions with intestinal obstruction (K56.5-)
    • epiglottis J38.7
  • Ankylosis (fibrous) (osseous) (joint) M24.60
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M24.60

    Ankylosis, unspecified joint

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • cricoarytenoid J38.7 (cartilage) (joint) (larynx)
  • Aphthae, aphthous - see also condition
    • ulcer (oral) (recurrent) K12.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K12.0

      Recurrent oral aphthae

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Aphthous stomatitis (major) (minor)
      • Bednar's aphthae
      • Periadenitis mucosa necrotica recurrens
      • Recurrent aphthous ulcer
      • Stomatitis herpetiformis
      • larynx J38.7
  • Arthropathy M12.9
    - see also Arthritis
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M12.9

    Arthropathy, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • cricoarytenoid J38.7
  • Atrophy, atrophic (of)
    • larynx J38.7
  • Calcification
    • larynx J38.7 (senile)
  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (phlegmonous) (septic) (suppurative) L03.90
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L03.90

    Cellulitis, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • larynx J38.7
  • Change(s) (in) (of) - see also Removal
    • hyperplastic larynx J38.7
  • Cicatrix (adherent) (contracted) (painful) (vicious) L90.5
    - see also Scar
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L90.5

    Scar conditions and fibrosis of skin

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Adherent scar (skin)
    • Cicatrix
    • Disfigurement of skin due to scar
    • Fibrosis of skin NOS
    • Scar NOS
    Type 2 Excludes
    • larynx J38.7
  • Cyst (colloid) (mucous) (simple) (retention)
    • arytenoid J38.7
    • epiglottis J38.7
    • larynx J38.7
    • vallecula, vallecular J38.7 (epiglottis)
  • Deformity Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
    • cricoid cartilage (congenital) Q31.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q31.8

      Other congenital malformations of larynx

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Absence of larynx
      • Agenesis of larynx
      • Atresia of larynx
      • Congenital cleft thyroid cartilage
      • Congenital fissure of epiglottis
      • Congenital stenosis of larynx NEC
      • Posterior cleft of cricoid cartilage
      • acquired J38.7
    • epiglottis (congenital) Q31.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q31.8

      Other congenital malformations of larynx

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Absence of larynx
      • Agenesis of larynx
      • Atresia of larynx
      • Congenital cleft thyroid cartilage
      • Congenital fissure of epiglottis
      • Congenital stenosis of larynx NEC
      • Posterior cleft of cricoid cartilage
      • acquired J38.7
    • larynx (muscle) (congenital) Q31.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q31.8

      Other congenital malformations of larynx

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Absence of larynx
      • Agenesis of larynx
      • Atresia of larynx
      • Congenital cleft thyroid cartilage
      • Congenital fissure of epiglottis
      • Congenital stenosis of larynx NEC
      • Posterior cleft of cricoid cartilage
      • acquired J38.7
    • thyroid (gland) (congenital) Q89.2
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.2

      Congenital malformations of other endocrine glands

        2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Congenital malformation of parathyroid or thyroid gland
      • Persistent thyroglossal duct
      • Thyroglossal cyst
      Type 1 Excludes
      • congenital goiter (E03.0)
      • congenital hypothyroidism (E03.1)
      • cartilage Q31.8
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q31.8

        Other congenital malformations of larynx

          2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
        Applicable To
        • Absence of larynx
        • Agenesis of larynx
        • Atresia of larynx
        • Congenital cleft thyroid cartilage
        • Congenital fissure of epiglottis
        • Congenital stenosis of larynx NEC
        • Posterior cleft of cricoid cartilage
        • acquired J38.7
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • larynx J38.7
  • Dry, dryness - see also condition
    • larynx J38.7
  • Fissure, fissured
  • Fistula (cutaneous) L98.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.8

    Other specified disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • larynx J38.7
  • Fixation
    • larynx J38.7
  • Granuloma L92.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L92.9

    Granulomatous disorder of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • larynx J38.7
  • Hyperesthesia (body surface) R20.3
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R20.3

    Hyperesthesia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) B99.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B99.9

    Unspecified infectious disease

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • larynx NEC J38.7
  • Laryngofissure J38.7
  • Laryngoptosis J38.7
  • Laryngotracheitis (acute) (Infectional) (infective) (viral) J04.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J04.2

    Acute laryngotracheitis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Laryngotracheitis NOS
    • Tracheitis (acute) with laryngitis (acute)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute obstructive laryngotracheitis (J05.0)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • chronic laryngotracheitis (J37.1)
    • pachydermic J38.7
  • Leukoplakia
    • larynx J38.7
  • Necrosis, necrotic (ischemic) - see also Gangrene
    • larynx J38.7
  • Node(s) - see also Nodule
    • larynx J38.7
  • Nodule(s)
    • larynx J38.7
  • Ossification
    • larynx J38.7
  • Pachyderma, pachydermia L85.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L85.9

    Epidermal thickening, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
    • larynx J38.7 (verrucosa)
  • Perichondritis
  • Prolapse, prolapsed
    • laryngeal muscles or ventricle J38.7
  • Sclerosis, sclerotic
    • larynx J38.7
  • Thickening
    • larynx J38.7
    • subepiglottic J38.7
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative
    • larynx (aphthous) (contact) J38.7
    • epiglottis J38.7
    • glottis J38.7

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J38.7
J38.0 Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx
J38.00 …… unspecified
J38.01 …… unilateral
J38.02 …… bilateral
J38.1 Polyp of vocal cord and larynx
J38.2 Nodules of vocal cords
J38.3 Other diseases of vocal cords
J38.4 Edema of larynx
J38.5 Laryngeal spasm
J38.6 Stenosis of larynx
J38.7 Other diseases of larynx
J39 Other diseases of upper respiratory tract
J39.0 Retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscess
J39.1 Other abscess of pharynx
J39.2 Other diseases of pharynx
J39.3 Upper respiratory tract hypersensitivity reaction, site unspecified
J39.8 Other specified diseases of upper respiratory tract
J39.9 Disease of upper respiratory tract, unspecified
J40 Bronchitis, not specified as acute or chronic
J41 Simple and mucopurulent chronic bronchitis
J41.0 Simple chronic bronchitis

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.