ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Oct 21, 2017

See: Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx

  ICD-10 Code for Paralysis of vocal cords & larynx, unspecified J38.00

J38.00 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J38.00 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 J38 Diseases of vocal cords and larynx, not elsewhere classified

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Related Terms to “Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx, unspecified”

  • Compression
  • Gerhardt's
    • syndrome(vocal cord paralysis) - J38.00
  • Laryngoplegia - J38.00
  • Paralysis, paralytic(complete) (incomplete) - G83.9
    • glottis - J38.00
    • laryngeal nerve(recurrent) (superior) (unilateral) - J38.00
    • larynx - J38.00
    • vocal cords - J38.00
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J38.00 Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx, unspecified

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