ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L02.811

Cutaneous abscess of head [any part, except face]

Diagnosis Code L02.811

ICD-10: L02.811
Short Description: Cutaneous abscess of head [any part, except face]
Long Description: Cutaneous abscess of head [any part, except face]
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L02.811

Valid for Submission
The code L02.811 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L08)
      • Cutaneous abscess, furuncle and carbuncle (L02)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L02.811 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • SKIN GRAFT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITH MCC 573
  • SKIN GRAFT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITH CC 574
  • SKIN GRAFT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC 575
  • SKIN GRAFT EXCEPT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITH MCC 576
  • SKIN GRAFT EXCEPT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITH CC 577
  • SKIN GRAFT EXCEPT FOR SKIN ULCER OR CELLULITIS WITHOUT CC/MCC 578

Convert to ICD-9 Additional informationCallout TooltipGeneral Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

Synonyms
  • Abscess of head, except face
  • Abscess of scalp

Information for Patients


Abscess

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


[Read More]
Previous Code
Previous Code L02.81
Next Code
L02.818 Next Code