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This diagnosis is a part of ICD10 collection.
- Lung abscess is a type of liquefactive necrosis of the lung tissue and formation of cavities (more than 2 cm) containing necrotic debris or fluid caused by microbial infection.
- The formation of multiple small (< 2 cm) abscesses is occasionally referred to as necrotizing pneumonia or lung gangrene. Both lung abscess and necrotizing pneumonia are manifestations of a similar pathologic process.
- To code a necrotizing pneumonia, link this code with the code for the pneumonia:
- gangrene of lung
- necrotic lung
= data use discussion
Alternate ICD10s to consider coding instead or in addition
Candidate Combined ICD10 codes
- combine with the appropriate pneumonia code:
Related CCI Codes