ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G06

Intracranial and intraspinal abscess and granuloma

Diagnosis Code G06

ICD-10: G06
Short Description: Intracranial and intraspinal abscess and granuloma
Long Description: Intracranial and intraspinal abscess and granuloma
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G06

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system (G00-G09)
      • Intracranial and intraspinal abscess and granuloma (G06)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code G06 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients


    An abscess is a pocket of pus. You can get an abscess almost anywhere in your body. When an area of your body becomes infected, your body's immune system tries to fight the infection. White blood cells go to the infected area, collect within the damaged tissue, and cause inflammation. During this process, pus forms. Pus is a mixture of living and dead white blood cells, germs, and dead tissue.

    Bacteria, viruses, parasites and swallowed objects can all lead to abscesses. Skin abscesses are easy to detect. They are red, raised and painful. Abscesses inside your body may not be obvious and can damage organs, including the brain, lungs and others. Treatments include drainage and antibiotics.

    • Abscess
    • Abscess scan - radioactive
    • Amebic liver abscess
    • Anorectal abscess
    • Bartholin cyst or abscess
    • Brain abscess
    • Epidural abscess
    • Intra-abdominal abscess
    • Pancreatic abscess
    • Perirenal abscess
    • Peritonsillar abscess
    • Pilonidal cyst resection
    • Pyogenic liver abscess
    • Retropharyngeal abscess
    • Skin abscess
    • Subareolar abscess
    • Tooth abscess

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    Brain Diseases

    The brain is the control center of the body. It controls thoughts, memory, speech, and movement. It regulates the function of many organs. When the brain is healthy, it works quickly and automatically. However, when problems occur, the results can be devastating.

    Inflammation in the brain can lead to problems such as vision loss, weakness and paralysis. Loss of brain cells, which happens if you suffer a stroke, can affect your ability to think clearly. Brain tumors can also press on nerves and affect brain function. Some brain diseases are genetic. And we do not know what causes some brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.

    The symptoms of brain diseases vary widely depending on the specific problem. In some cases, damage is permanent. In other cases, treatments such as surgery, medicines, or physical therapy can correct the source of the problem or improve symptoms.

    • Basal ganglia dysfunction
    • Brain abscess
    • Brain surgery
    • Central pontine myelinolysis
    • Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) collection
    • EEG
    • Hepatic encephalopathy
    • Pseudotumor cerebri
    • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

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    Spinal Cord Diseases

    Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. It is protected by your vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up your spine. If you have an accident that damages the vertebrae or other parts of the spine, this can also injure the spinal cord. Other spinal cord problems include

    • Tumors
    • Infections such as meningitis and polio
    • Inflammatory diseases
    • Autoimmune diseases
    • Degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy

    Symptoms vary but might include pain, numbness, loss of sensation and muscle weakness. These symptoms can occur around the spinal cord, and also in other areas such as your arms and legs. Treatments often include medicines and surgery.

    • Epidural abscess
    • Spinal cord abscess
    • Spinal tumor
    • Subacute combined degeneration
    • Syphilitic myelopathy

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