You're right that pulmonary and lung are basically the same thing; it's just a difference in words.
I looked up both codes and this is what I found....
I couldn't actually find 793.11 in the 2011 book, but I did find 793.1, which is used when your provider finds something during a diagnostic procedure, but he/she is not sure what he/she has found. It's listed under "abnormal findings." If you code this, you should expect your provider will want to do more testing.
518.89 would be used when your provider is diagnosing an actual lung disease, but the disease is not classified anywhere else in the coding book like broncholithiasis or calcification of the lung.
I hope this helps you out.
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