1. J86 Pyothorax

    Use additional code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent.


    • abscess of lung (J85.-)
    • pyothorax due to tuberculosis (A15.6)
    1. J86.0 Pyothorax with fistula

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Bronchocutaneous fistula
      • Bronchopleural fistula
      • Hepatopleural fistula
      • Mediastinal fistula
      • Pleural fistula
      • Thoracic fistula
      • Any condition classifiable to J86.9 with fistula
    2. J86.9 Pyothorax without fistula

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Abscess of pleura
      • Abscess of thorax
      • Empyema (chest) (lung) (pleura)
      • Fibrinopurulent pleurisy
      • Purulent pleurisy
      • Pyopneumothorax
      • Septic pleurisy
      • Seropurulent pleurisy
      • Suppurative pleurisy
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.