ICD-10-CM Code L98.0

Pyogenic granuloma

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

L98.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of pyogenic granuloma. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code L98.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like granuloma gravidarum, pyogenic granuloma, pyogenic granuloma of lip, pyogenic granuloma of skin, pyogenic progressive granuloma, staphylococcal granuloma, etc

Short Description:Pyogenic granuloma
Long Description:Pyogenic 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 L98.0:

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
  • pyogenic granuloma of gingiva K06.8
  • pyogenic granuloma of maxillary alveolar ridge K04.5
  • pyogenic granuloma of oral mucosa K13.4

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 L98.0 are found in the index:


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

  • Granuloma gravidarum
  • Pyogenic granuloma
  • Pyogenic granuloma of lip
  • Pyogenic granuloma of skin
  • Pyogenic progressive granuloma
  • Staphylococcal granuloma
  • Superficial folliculitis caused by bacterium

Clinical Information

  • GRANULOMA PYOGENIC-. a disorder of the skin the oral mucosa and the gingiva that usually presents as a solitary polypoid capillary hemangioma often resulting from trauma. it is manifested as an inflammatory response with similar characteristics to those of a granuloma.

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code L98.0 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.


Convert L98.0 to ICD-9

  • 686.1 - Pyogenic granuloma (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Other disorders of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L80-L99)
      • Oth disorders of skin, subcu, not elsewhere classified (L98)

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

Information for Patients

Skin Conditions

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