ICD-10-CM Code for Pyothorax without fistula J86.9

ICD-10 code J86.9 for Pyothorax without fistula is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range - Diseases of the respiratory system .

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Pyothorax without fistula
Abscess of pleura
Abscess of thorax
Empyema (chest) (lung) (pleura)
Fibrinopurulent pleurisy
Purulent pleurisy
Septic pleurisy
Seropurulent pleurisy
Suppurative pleurisy


Excludes1: abscess of lung (J85.-)
pyothorax due to tuberculosis (A15.6)

Use additional code (B95-B97) to identify infectious agent.

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