ICD-10-CM Code G06.1

Intraspinal abscess and granuloma

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

G06.1 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of intraspinal abscess and granuloma. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code G06.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like abscess in epidural space of cervical spine, abscess in epidural space of lumbar spine, abscess in epidural space of thoracic spine, abscess of spinal cord caused by bacterium, epidural empyema, histoplasma infection of central nervous system, etc

ICD-10:G06.1
Short Description:Intraspinal abscess and granuloma
Long Description:Intraspinal abscess and granuloma

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code G06.1:

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.
  • Abscess (embolic) of spinal cord any part
  • Intraspinal epidural abscess or granuloma
  • Intraspinal extradural abscess or granuloma
  • Intraspinal subdural abscess or granuloma

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 intraspinal abscess and granuloma A17.81

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code G06.1 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Abscess in epidural space of cervical spine
  • Abscess in epidural space of lumbar spine
  • Abscess in epidural space of thoracic spine
  • Abscess of spinal cord caused by bacterium
  • Epidural empyema
  • Histoplasma infection of central nervous system
  • Histoplasmosis of spinal cord
  • Infection causing granuloma of extradural space of spinal cord
  • Infection causing granuloma of spinal cord
  • Intracranial and intraspinal abscesses
  • Intramedullary abscess of spinal cord due to Histoplasma
  • Intraspinal embolic abscess
  • Intraspinal epidural granuloma
  • Intraspinal granuloma
  • Intraspinal pyogenic abscess
  • Intraspinal subdural granuloma
  • Meningomyelitis
  • Spinal cord abscess
  • Spinal cord abscess
  • Spinal epidural abscess
  • Spinal subdural abscess
  • Subdural abscess

Convert G06.1 to ICD-9

  • 324.1 - Intraspinal abscess (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system (G00-G09)
      • Intracranial and intraspinal abscess and granuloma (G06)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

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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Spinal Cord Diseases

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. It is protected by your vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up your spine. If you have an accident that damages the vertebrae or other parts of the spine, this can also injure the spinal cord. Other spinal cord problems include

  • Tumors
  • Infections such as meningitis and polio
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy

Symptoms vary but might include pain, numbness, loss of sensation and muscle weakness. These symptoms can occur around the spinal cord, and also in other areas such as your arms and legs. Treatments often include medicines and surgery.

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