ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 782.2

Local suprficial swellng

Diagnosis Code 782.2

ICD-9: 782.2
Short Description: Local suprficial swellng
Long Description: Localized superficial swelling, mass, or lump
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 782.2

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 782 Symptoms involving skin and other integumentary tissue

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Facial swelling
  • Injection site mass
  • Localized superficial swelling of skin
  • Mass of forearm
  • Mass of soft tissue
  • Mass of subcutaneous tissue of upper limb
  • Mucous membrane swelling
  • Nodule in skin or mucosa
  • Nodule of buttock
  • Nodule of skin of nose
  • Nodule on toe
  • On examination - nodules in skin
  • On examination - skin nodules present
  • On examination - soft tissue swelling
  • On examination - soft tissue swelling-gen
  • On examination - soft tissue swelling-local
  • Perianal lump
  • Picker's nodules
  • Posterior heel bump
  • Skin mass of neural origin
  • Skin nodule
  • Slap nodules of wrist
  • Soft tissue swelling
  • Subcutaneous nodule
  • Subcutaneous nodule associated with lupus erythematosus
  • Superficial swelling
  • Surfer's nodules
  • Swelling of periwound skin
  • Swelling of skin
  • Swelling on flushing of implanted venous access device

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 782.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Dropsy

Edema means swelling caused by fluid in your body's tissues. It usually occurs in the feet, ankles and legs, but it can involve your entire body.

Causes of edema include

  • Eating too much salt
  • Sunburn
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver problems from cirrhosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Problems with lymph nodes, especially after mastectomy
  • Some medicines
  • Standing or walking a lot when the weather is warm

To keep swelling down, your health care provider may recommend keeping your legs raised when sitting, wearing support stockings, limiting how much salt you eat, or taking a medicine called a diuretic - also called a water pill.

  • Abdominal tap
  • Foot, leg, and ankle swelling
  • Pulmonary edema
  • Swelling

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