Pleural effusion, not elsewhere classified J90-

Applicable To
  • Encysted pleurisy
  • Pleural effusion NOS
  • Pleurisy with effusion (exudative) (serous)
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as J90. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • chylous (pleural) effusion (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J94.0

    Chylous effusion

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Chyliform effusion
    J94.0
    )
  • malignant pleural effusion (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code J91.0

    Malignant pleural effusion

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
    Code First
    • underlying neoplasm
    J91.0
    ))
  • pleurisy NOS (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R09.1

    Pleurisy

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Type 1 Excludes
    • pleurisy with effusion (J90)
    R09.1
    )
  • tuberculous pleural effusion (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A15.6

    Tuberculous pleurisy

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Tuberculosis of pleura Tuberculous empyema
    Type 1 Excludes
    • primary respiratory tuberculosis (A15.7)
    A15.6
    )
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by an increase in amounts of fluid within the pleural cavity. Symptoms include shortness of breath, cough and marked chest discomfort.
  • An abnormal collection of fluid between the thin layers of tissue (pleura) lining the lung and the wall of the chest cavity.
  • Increased amounts of fluid within the pleural cavity. Symptoms include shortness of breath, cough, and chest pain. It is usually caused by lung infections, congestive heart failure, pleural and lung tumors, connective tissue disorders, and trauma.
  • Presence of fluid in the pleural cavity resulting from excessive transudation or exudation from the pleural surfaces. It is a sign of disease and not a diagnosis in itself.
  • Presence of fluid in the pleural cavity resulting from excessive transudation or exudation from the pleural surfaces; it is a sign of disease and not a diagnosis in itself.
Codes
  • J90 Pleural effusion, not elsewhere classified