ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L05.91

Pilonidal cyst without abscess

Diagnosis Code L05.91

ICD-10: L05.91
Short Description: Pilonidal cyst without abscess
Long Description: Pilonidal cyst without abscess
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L05.91

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L05.91 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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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.

  • Chronic recurrent pilonidal cyst without abscess
  • Cyst - pilonidal
  • Pilonidal cyst without abscess
  • Pilonidal cyst without abscess
  • Pilonidal disease
  • Pilonidal disease
  • Sacral dimple
  • Sacral dimple
  • Sacral dimple
  • Sacral dimple without abscess
  • Sacral dimples

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code L05.91 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This codes was replaced for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).

This code was replaced in the 2017 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • Q82.6 - Congenital sacral dimple

Information for Patients

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
  • Pilonidal dimple
  • Tailbone trauma
  • Tailbone trauma - aftercare

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