ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Dec 17, 2017
  ICD-10 Code for Retropharyngeal & parapharyngeal abscess J39.0

J39.0 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J39.0 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 J39 Other diseases of upper respiratory tract

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Inclusion Term
  • Peripharyngeal abscess
Excludes1
  • peritonsillar abscess (J36)
See also ICD 10 code for

Related Terms to “Retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscess”

  • Abscess(connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) - L02.91
    • parapharyngeal - J39.0
    • peripharyngeal - J39.0
    • postpharyngeal - J39.0
    • retropharyngeal - J39.0
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

Questions related to J39.0 Retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal abscess

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