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    Default ? 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!

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    from what I read the definition is fibrothorax and that code is 511.0
    Jenifer McPolin CPC, CPMA, RCC

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    518.89

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