2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G06.1

Intraspinal abscess and granuloma

ICD-10-CM Code:
G06.1
ICD-10 Code for:
Intraspinal 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
    (G00–G99)
    • Inflammatory diseases of the central nervous system
      (G00-G09)
      • Intracranial and intraspinal abscess and granuloma
        (G06)

G06.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of intraspinal 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 in epidural space of cervical spine
  • Abscess in epidural space of lumbar spine
  • Abscess in epidural space of thoracic spine
  • Abscess of medulla of spinal cord caused by Histoplasma
  • Abscess of spinal cord caused by bacterium
  • Abscess of spinal cord caused by bacterium
  • Abscess of spinal cord caused by fungus
  • Abscess of spinal cord caused by fungus
  • Abscess of spinal epidural space caused by bacterium
  • Abscess of spinal epidural space caused by bacterium
  • Abscess of spinal epidural space caused by Mycobacterium
  • Abscess of spinal subdural space caused by bacterium
  • Abscess of spinal subdural space caused by bacterium
  • Abscess of spinal subdural space caused by Mycobacterium
  • Abscess of subdural space of spinal cord caused by fungus
  • Compression of spinal cord due to intraspinal abscess
  • Epidural empyema
  • Fungal meningitis
  • Fungal spinal epidural abscess
  • Granuloma of spinal cord caused by bacterium
  • Granuloma of spinal cord caused by bacterium
  • Granuloma of spinal cord caused by fungus
  • Granuloma of spinal cord caused by Mycobacterium
  • Granuloma of spinal cord caused by parasite
  • Granuloma of spinal epidural space caused by bacterium
  • Granuloma of spinal epidural space caused by bacterium
  • Granuloma of spinal epidural space caused by fungus
  • Granuloma of spinal epidural space caused by Mycobacterium
  • Granuloma of spinal subdural space caused by bacterium
  • Granuloma of spinal subdural space caused by bacterium
  • Granuloma of spinal subdural space caused by Mycobacterium
  • Granuloma of spinal subdural space caused by parasite
  • Histoplasma infection of central nervous system
  • Infection causing granuloma of extradural space of spinal cord
  • Infection causing granuloma of extradural space of spinal cord
  • Infection causing granuloma of extradural space of spinal cord
  • Infection causing granuloma of extradural space of spinal cord
  • Infection causing granuloma of extradural space of spinal cord
  • Infection causing granuloma of spinal cord
  • Infection causing granuloma of spinal cord
  • Infection of spinal cord caused by Histoplasma
  • Intracranial and intraspinal abscesses
  • Intraspinal embolic abscess
  • Intraspinal epidural granuloma
  • Intraspinal granuloma
  • Intraspinal pyogenic abscess
  • Intraspinal subdural granuloma
  • Meningomyelitis
  • Mycobacterial spinal cord abscess
  • Myelitis caused by fungus
  • Spinal cord abscess
  • Spinal cord abscess
  • Spinal cord abscess
  • Spinal epidural abscess
  • Spinal epidural abscess
  • Spinal epidural abscess
  • Spinal epidural abscess
  • Spinal epidural granuloma caused by parasite
  • Spinal subdural abscess
  • Spinal subdural granuloma caused by fungus
  • Subdural abscess
  • Subdural abscess
  • Subdural abscess
  • Subdural abscess

Clinical Classification

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.
  • 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 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 G06.1 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 324.1 - Intraspinal 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


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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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.

Footnotes

[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.