2020 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J39.2

Other diseases of pharynx

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  • J39.2 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2020 edition of ICD-10-CM J39.2 became effective on October 1, 2019.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of J39.2 - other international versions of ICD-10 J39.2 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Cyst of pharynx
  • Edema of pharynx
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (J39.2) and the excluded code together.
  • chronic pharyngitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J31.2

    Chronic pharyngitis

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    Applicable To
    • Chronic sore throat
    • Atrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
    • Granular pharyngitis (chronic)
    • Hypertrophic pharyngitis (chronic)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • acute pharyngitis (J02.9)
    J31.2
    )
  • ulcerative pharyngitis (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J02.9

    Acute pharyngitis, unspecified

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    Applicable To
    • Gangrenous pharyngitis (acute)
    • Infective pharyngitis (acute) NOS
    • Pharyngitis (acute) NOS
    • Sore throat (acute) NOS
    • Suppurative pharyngitis (acute)
    • Ulcerative pharyngitis (acute)
    J02.9
    )
The following code(s) above J39.2 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 J39.2:
  • J00-J99
    2020 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
  • J39
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J39

    Other diseases of upper respiratory tract

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute respiratory infection NOS (J22)
    • acute upper respiratory infection (J06.9)
    • upper respiratory inflammation due to chemicals, gases, fumes or vapors (J68.2)
    Other diseases of upper respiratory tract
Approximate Synonyms
  • Achalasia, cricopharyngeal
  • Borderline velopharyngeal adequacy
  • Borderline velopharyngeal dysfunction
  • Cricopharyngeal spasm
  • Cyst of nasopharynx
  • Disease of nasopharynx
  • Disorder of nasopharynx
  • Disorder of pharynx
  • Edema of nasopharynx
  • Edema of pharynx
  • Hyperactive gag reflex
  • Hypopharyngeal lesion
  • Lesion of hypopharynx
  • Lesion of nasopharynx
  • Lesion of oropharynx
  • Mass of nasopharynx
  • Narrow pharyngeal airway
  • Nasopharyngeal edema
  • Nasopharyngeal lesion
  • Nasopharyngeal mass
  • Oropharyngeal lesion
  • Pharyngeal disease
  • Pharyngeal edema
  • Pharyngeal spasm
  • Spasm of the cricopharyngeus muscle
  • Throat irritation
  • Ulcer of pharynx
ICD-10-CM J39.2 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v37.0):
  • 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 J39.2 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to J39.2:
  • Type 1 Excludes: R60
    , R60
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R60

    Edema, not elsewhere classified

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    Type 1 Excludes
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R60

    Edema, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
  • Type 2 Excludes: R29.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R29.2

    Abnormal reflex

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abnormal pupillary reflex (H57.0)
    • hyperactive gag reflex (J39.2)
    • vasovagal reaction or syncope (R55)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to J39.2:
  • Atrophy, atrophic (of)
    • pharynx J39.2
  • Bursitis M71.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M71.9

    Bursopathy, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Bursitis NOS
    • Thornwaldt, Tornwaldt J39.2
  • 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 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Adherent scar (skin)
    • Cicatrix
    • Disfigurement of skin due to scar
    • Fibrosis of skin NOS
    • Scar NOS
    Type 2 Excludes
    • hypopharynx J39.2
    • nasopharynx J39.2
    • pharynx J39.2
    • throat J39.2
  • Cyst (colloid) (mucous) (simple) (retention)
    • bursa, bursal NEC M71.30
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M71.30

      Other bursal cyst, unspecified site

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      • pharyngeal J39.2
    • hypopharynx J39.2
    • nasopharynx J39.2
    • pharynx J39.2 (wall)
    • Thornwaldt's J39.2
    • Tornwaldt's J39.2
  • Deformity Q89.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q89.9

    Congenital malformation, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
    Applicable To
    • Congenital anomaly NOS
    • Congenital deformity NOS
    • pharynx (congenital) Q38.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q38.8

      Other congenital malformations of pharynx

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
      Applicable To
      • Congenital malformation of pharynx NOS
      • Imperforate pharynx
      • acquired J39.2
  • Dilatation
    • pharynx J39.2
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
  • Dry, dryness - see also condition
    • throat J39.2
  • Edema, edematous (infectious) (pitting) (toxic) R60.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R60.9

    Edema, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Fluid retention NOS
    • nasopharynx J39.2
    • pharynx J39.2
  • Fistula (cutaneous) L98.8
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L98.8

    Other specified disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • pharynx J39.2
    • nasopharynx J39.2
    • pharyngoesophageal J39.2
  • Gangrene, gangrenous (connective tissue) (dropsical) (dry) (moist) (skin) (ulcer) I96
    - see also Necrosis
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code I96

    Gangrene, not elsewhere classified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Gangrenous cellulitis
    Type 1 Excludes
    Type 2 Excludes
    • gangrene in diabetes mellitus (E08-E13 with .52)
    • retropharyngeal J39.2
  • Hyperesthesia (body surface) R20.3
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R20.3

    Hyperesthesia

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
  • Hyperplasia, hyperplastic
    • pharynx J39.2 (lymphoid)
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
  • Irritation
    • pharynx J39.2
  • Keratosis L57.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L57.0

    Actinic keratosis

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Keratosis NOS
    • Senile keratosis
    • Solar keratosis
    • pharynx J39.2
  • Lesion(s) (nontraumatic)
    • pharynx J39.2
  • Obstruction, obstructed, obstructive
    • nasopharynx J39.2
    • pharynx J39.2
  • Pain(s) R52
    - see also Painful
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R52

    Pain, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Acute pain NOS
    • Generalized pain NOS
    • Pain NOS
    Type 1 Excludes
    • acute and chronic pain, not elsewhere classified (G89.-)
    • localized pain, unspecified type - code to pain by site, such as:
    • abdomen pain (R10.-)
    • back pain (M54.9)
    • breast pain (N64.4)
    • chest pain (R07.1-R07.9)
    • ear pain (H92.0-)
    • eye pain (H57.1)
    • headache (R51)
    • joint pain (M25.5-)
    • limb pain (M79.6-)
    • lumbar region pain (M54.5)
    • pelvic and perineal pain (R10.2)
    • shoulder pain (M25.51-)
    • spine pain (M54.-)
    • throat pain (R07.0)
    • tongue pain (K14.6)
    • tooth pain (K08.8)
    • renal colic (N23)
    • pain disorders exclusively related to psychological factors (F45.41)
    • nasopharynx J39.2
    • pharynx J39.2
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) G83.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G83.9

    Paralytic syndrome, unspecified

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    • throat J39.2
      • muscle J39.2
    • fauces J39.2
    • pharynx J39.2
  • Perforation, perforated (nontraumatic) (of)
    • pharynx J39.2
  • Pharyngoplegia J39.2
  • Polyp, polypus
    • pharynx J39.2
  • Reflex R29.2
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R29.2

    Abnormal reflex

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • abnormal pupillary reflex (H57.0)
    • hyperactive gag reflex (J39.2)
    • vasovagal reaction or syncope (R55)
    • hyperactive gag J39.2
  • Spasm(s) R25.2
    - see also condition
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R25.2

    Cramp and spasm

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
  • Stricture - see also Stenosis
  • Tornwaldt's cyst or disease J39.2
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative
    • throat J39.2
    • fauces J39.2
    • hypopharynx J39.2
    • nasopharynx J39.2
    • pharynx J39.2

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To J39.2
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
J41.1 Mucopurulent chronic bronchitis
J41.8 Mixed simple and mucopurulent chronic bronchitis
J42 Unspecified chronic bronchitis
J43 Emphysema

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