2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G06.0

Intracranial abscess and granuloma

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Intracranial abscess and granuloma
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system
      • Intracranial and intraspinal abscess and granuloma

G06.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of intracranial abscess and granuloma. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Abscess of brain
  • Abscess of brainstem
  • Abscess of cerebral hemisphere lobe
  • Abscess of corpus callosum
  • Abscess of frontal lobe
  • Abscess of medulla oblongata
  • Abscess of midbrain
  • Abscess of occipital lobe
  • Abscess of parietal lobe
  • Abscess of pituitary
  • Abscess of pons cerebri
  • Brainstem pyogenic abscess
  • Candidal brain abscess
  • Central nervous system candidiasis
  • Cerebellar abscess
  • Cerebellar granuloma
  • Cerebellar pyogenic abscess
  • Cerebral abscess
  • Cerebral abscess
  • Cerebral abscess caused by Aspergillus
  • Cerebral pyogenic abscess
  • Deep abscess of cerebral hemisphere
  • Epidural intracranial abscess
  • Epidural supratentorial pyogenic abscess
  • Extradural infratentorial pyogenic abscess
  • Fungal infection of cerebrum
  • Granuloma of brainstem
  • Granuloma of cerebral hemispheric lobe
  • Granuloma of intracranial structure caused by fungus
  • Granuloma of pituitary and hypothalamus
  • Hemichorea
  • Hemichorea due to brain abscess
  • Hypothalamic granuloma
  • Infection causing multiple abscesses of brain
  • Intracranial abscess
  • Intracranial and intraspinal abscesses
  • Intracranial embolic abscess
  • Intracranial epidural granuloma
  • Intracranial granuloma
  • Intracranial pyogenic abscess
  • Intracranial subdural granuloma
  • Late effects of pyogenic intracranial abscess
  • Multiple abscesses
  • Multiple abscesses
  • Multiple intracranial pyogenic abscesses
  • Parasitic infection causing granuloma of cerebrum
  • Spinal cord abscess
  • Subarachnoid intracranial abscess
  • Subdural abscess
  • Subdural abscess
  • Subdural abscess
  • Subdural infratentorial pyogenic abscess
  • Subdural intracranial abscess
  • Subdural supratentorial pyogenic abscess
  • Temporal lobe abscess

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Intracranial Abscess

    an abscess that is located in the intracranial space.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Brain any part abscess (embolic)
  • Cerebellar abscess (embolic)
  • Cerebral abscess (embolic)
  • Intracranial epidural abscess or granuloma
  • Intracranial extradural abscess or granuloma
  • Intracranial subdural abscess or granuloma
  • Otogenic abscess (embolic)

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • tuberculous intracranial abscess and granuloma A17.81

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert G06.0 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 324.0 - Intracranial abscess
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Patient Education


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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Brain Diseases

Your brain is the control center of your body. It controls your thoughts, memory, speech, and movement. It regulates the function of many organs. It's part of your nervous system, which also includes your spinal cord and peripheral nerves. The nervous system sends signals between your brain and the rest of the body. Your nerves take in information from your senses and send it to the brain to be processed. Your brain and nerves also communicate to help you move and to control your body's functions.

When the brain is healthy, it works quickly and automatically. But when you have a brain disease, it may affect how well you can function and do your daily activities. Some common brain diseases include:

  • Brain tumors, which can press on nerves and affect brain function.
  • Degenerative nerve diseases, which can affect many of your body's activities, such as balance, movement, talking, breathing, and heart function. Types include Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
  • Encephalitis (inflammation in the brain), which can lead to problems such as vision loss, weakness, and paralysis.
  • Genetic brain disorders, which are caused by changes in genes (also called variants or mutations). These disorders can affect the development and function of the brain.
  • Strokes, which can cause a loss of brain cells and can affect your ability to think clearly.
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), which can affect brain function. They may range from mild to severe. The effects of a TBI may be temporary or permanent.

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 therapies such as physical, occupational, and speech therapies, may cure the disease or improve the symptoms.

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Not chronic - A diagnosis code that does not fit the criteria for chronic condition (duration, ongoing medical treatment, and limitations) is considered not chronic. Some codes designated as not chronic are acute conditions. Other diagnosis codes that indicate a possible chronic condition, but for which the duration of the illness is not specified in the code description (i.e., we do not know the condition has lasted 12 months or longer) also are considered not chronic.