ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L05.01

Pilonidal cyst with abscess

Diagnosis Code L05.01

ICD-10: L05.01
Short Description: Pilonidal cyst with abscess
Long Description: Pilonidal cyst with abscess
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L05.01

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Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This codes was replaced for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code was replaced in the 2018 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • Q82.6 - Congenital sacral dimple

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Infections of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00-L08)
      • Pilonidal cyst and sinus (L05)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L05.01 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 602 - CELLULITIS WITH MCC
  • 603 - CELLULITIS WITHOUT MCC

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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
  • Pilonidal abscess of natal cleft
  • Pilonidal cyst with abscess
  • Pilonidal disease
  • Pilonidal disease of natal cleft

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code L05.01 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


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.

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  • Intra-abdominal abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pancreatic abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Perirenal abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Peritonsillar abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pilonidal cyst resection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pyogenic liver abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Retropharyngeal abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Subareolar abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tooth abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Tailbone Disorders

Also called: Coccyx disorders

The tailbone is the small bone at the bottom of your backbone, or spine. Tailbone disorders include tailbone injuries, pain, infections, cysts and tumors. You rarely break your tailbone. Instead, most injuries cause bruises or pulled ligaments. A backward fall onto a hard surface, such as slipping on ice, is the most common cause of such injuries. Symptoms of various tailbone disorders include pain in the tailbone area, pain upon sitting, pain or numbness in the arms or legs due to pressure on nerves in the tailbone area, and a mass or growth you can see or feel.

  • Pilonidal cyst resection (Medical Encyclopedia)
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  • Tailbone trauma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tailbone trauma - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)


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