1. J38 Diseases of vocal cords and larynx, not elsewhere classified

    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)

    Excludes1

    • congenital laryngeal stridor (P28.89)
    • obstructive laryngitis (acute) (J05.0)
    • postprocedural subglottic stenosis (J95.5)
    • stridor (R06.1)
    • ulcerative laryngitis (J04.0)
    1. J38.0 Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Laryngoplegia
      • Paralysis of glottis
      1. J38.00 Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx, unspecified

      2. J38.01 Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx, unilateral

      3. J38.02 Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx, bilateral

    2. J38.1 Polyp of vocal cord and larynx

    3. J38.2 Nodules of vocal cords

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Chorditis (fibrinous)(nodosa)(tuberosa)
      • Singer's nodes
      • Teacher's nodes
    4. J38.3 Other diseases of vocal cords

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Abscess of vocal cords
      • Cellulitis of vocal cords
      • Granuloma of vocal cords
      • Leukokeratosis of vocal cords
      • Leukoplakia of vocal cords
    5. J38.4 Edema of larynx

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Edema (of) glottis
      • Subglottic edema
      • Supraglottic edema
    6. J38.5 Laryngeal spasm

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Laryngismus (stridulus)
    7. J38.6 Stenosis of larynx

    8. J38.7 Other diseases of larynx

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Abscess of larynx
      • Cellulitis of larynx
      • Disease of larynx NOS
      • Necrosis of larynx
      • Pachyderma of larynx
      • Perichondritis of larynx
      • Ulcer of larynx
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.