ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 19, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Other chronic diseases of tonsils & adenoids J35.8

J35.8 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J35.8 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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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Adenoid vegetations
  • Amygdalolith
  • Calculus, tonsil
  • Cicatrix of tonsil (and adenoid)
  • Tonsillar tag
  • Ulcer of tonsil
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Other chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids”

  • Amygdalolith - J35.8
  • Calculus, calculi, calculous
    • tonsil - J35.8
  • Cicatrix(adherent) (contracted) (painful) (vicious) - L90.5See also Scar
    • adenoid(and tonsil) - J35.8
    • tonsil(and adenoid) - J35.8
  • ConcretionSee also Calculus
    • tonsil - J35.8
  • Cyst(colloid) (mucous) (simple) (retention)
    • adenoid(infected) - J35.8
    • tonsil - J35.8
  • Growth(fungoid) (neoplastic) (new)See also Neoplasm
    • adenoid(vegetative) - J35.8
  • Hemorrhage, hemorrhagic(concealed) - R58
    • adenoid - J35.8
    • peritonsillar tissue - J35.8
    • tonsil - J35.8
  • Keratosis - L57.0
    • tonsillaris - J35.8
  • Necrosis, necrotic(ischemic)See also Gangrene
    • tonsil - J35.8
  • Plica
    • tonsil - J35.8
  • Remnant
    • tonsil - J35.8
  • Rupture, ruptured
    • tonsil - J35.8
  • Tag(hypertrophied skin) (infected) - L91.8
    • adenoid - J35.8
    • tonsil - J35.8
  • Ulcer, ulcerated, ulcerating, ulceration, ulcerative
    • peritonsillar - J35.8
    • tonsil - J35.8
  • Vegetation, vegetative
    • adenoid(nasal fossa) - J35.8
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J35.8 Other chronic diseases of tonsils and adenoids

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