ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Aug 23, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Hypertrophy of tonsils J35.1

J35.1 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J35.1 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 10 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
Section J30-J39 Other diseases of upper respiratory tract (J30-J39)
Category J35 Chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids

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Inclusion Term
  • Enlargement of tonsils
  • hypertrophy of tonsils with tonsillitis (J35.0-)
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Related Terms to “Hypertrophy of tonsils”

  • Enlargement, enlargedSee also Hypertrophy
    • tonsils - J35.1
  • Hyperplasia, hyperplastic
    • tonsils(faucial) (infective) (lingual) (lymphoid) - J35.1
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
    • lingual tonsil(infective) - J35.1
    • tonsils(faucial) (infective) (lingual) (lymphoid) - J35.1
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Questions related to J35.1 Hypertrophy of tonsils

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