ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Nov 20, 2018
  ICD-10 Code for Other diseases of vocal cords J38.3

J38.3 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J38.3 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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Inclusion Term
  • Abscess of vocal cords
  • Cellulitis of vocal cords
  • Granuloma of vocal cords
  • Leukokeratosis of vocal cords
  • Leukoplakia of vocal cords
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Related Terms to “Other diseases of vocal cords”

  • Abscess(connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) - L02.91
    • vocal cord - J38.3
  • Cellulitis(diffuse) (phlegmonous) (septic) (suppurative) - L03.90
    • vocal cord - J38.3
  • Cicatrix(adherent) (contracted) (painful) (vicious) - L90.5See also Scar
    • vocal cord - J38.3
  • Disease, diseasedSee also Syndrome
    • vocal cord - J38.3
  • Dysphonia - R49.0
    • spastica - J38.3
  • Fixation
    • vocal cord - J38.3
  • Granuloma - L92.9
    • vocal cord - J38.3
  • Hyperkeratosis - L85.9See also Keratosis
    • vocal cord - J38.3
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
    • vocal cord - J38.3
  • Inflammation, inflamed, inflammatory(with exudation)
    • vocal cord - J38.3
  • Keratosis - L57.0
    • vocal cord - J38.3
  • LeukokeratosisSee also Leukoplakia
    • vocal cord - J38.3
  • Leukoplakia
    • vocal cord - J38.3
See the ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J38.3 Other diseases of vocal cords

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