1. J32 Chronic sinusitis

    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)
    infectious agent (B95-B97)
    occupational exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (Z57.31)
    tobacco dependence (F17.-)
    tobacco use (Z72.0)

    Includes:

    • sinus abscess
    • sinus empyema
    • sinus infection
    • sinus suppuration

    Excludes2

    • acute sinusitis (J01.-)
    1. J32.0 Chronic maxillary sinusitis

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Antritis (chronic)
      • Maxillary sinusitis NOS
    2. J32.1 Chronic frontal sinusitis

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Frontal sinusitis NOS
    3. J32.2 Chronic ethmoidal sinusitis

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Ethmoidal sinusitis NOS
    4. J32.3 Chronic sphenoidal sinusitis

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Sphenoidal sinusitis NOS
    5. J32.4 Chronic pansinusitis

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Pansinusitis NOS
    6. J32.8 Other chronic sinusitis

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Sinusitis (chronic) involving more than one sinus but not pansinusitis
    7. J32.9 Chronic sinusitis, unspecified

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Sinusitis (chronic) NOS
Abbreviations used here:

NEC Not elsewhere classifiable
This abbreviation in the Tabular List represents “other specified”. When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Tabular List includes an NEC entry under a code to identify the code as the “other specified” code.

NOS Not otherwise specified
This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.