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donnasmurray@gmail.com 02-22-2012 08:20 AM

? ICD-9 for "trapped lung"
 
Need a code for "trapped lung" . Pt had an open complete decortication of rt lung and dx used was trapped lung. All I've been able to come up with is 518.89. Pt has had recurrent bloody pleural effusion also. Any suggestions??? Thx in advance!

jmcpolin 02-22-2012 08:32 AM

from what I read the definition is fibrothorax and that code is 511.0

dmszymanski1@aol.com 04-17-2012 11:34 AM

Trapped lung
 
518.89


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