ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Feb 23, 2019

See: Pleural effusion in conditions classified elsewhere

  ICD-10 Code for Malignant pleural effusion J91.0

J91.0 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

J91.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 10 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99)
Section J90-J94 Other diseases of the pleura (J90-J94)
Category J91 Pleural effusion in conditions classified elsewhere

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1 No additional coding requirements necessary.
Code First
  • underlying neoplasm

Related Terms to “Malignant pleural effusion”

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Questions related to J91.0 Malignant pleural effusion

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