Version 2024
No Valid Principal Dx

2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code R60.0

Localized edema

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Localized edema
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Not chronic
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Code Classification

  • Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified
    • General symptoms and signs
      • Edema, not elsewhere classified

R60.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of localized edema. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

According to ICD-10-CM guidelines this code should not to be used as a principal diagnosis code when a related definitive diagnosis has been established.

Approximate Synonyms

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

  • Abdominal wall edema
  • Ankle edema
  • Application site edema
  • Bilateral feet edema
  • Bilateral lower leg edema
  • Bilateral lower limb edema
  • Bilateral upper arm edema
  • Bilateral upper limb edema
  • Dental swelling
  • Dependent edema
  • Edema of abdomen
  • Edema of all toes
  • Edema of amputation stump of upper limb
  • Edema of back
  • Edema of breast
  • Edema of buttock
  • Edema of calf
  • Edema of chest wall
  • Edema of dorsum of foot
  • Edema of dorsum of hand
  • Edema of ear canal
  • Edema of elbow
  • Edema of entire limb
  • Edema of extremity
  • Edema of extremity of sudden onset
  • Edema of extremity with extension to trunk
  • Edema of face
  • Edema of finger
  • Edema of foot
  • Edema of forearm
  • Edema of hand
  • Edema of knee
  • Edema of left lower leg
  • Edema of left lower leg
  • Edema of left lower limb
  • Edema of left lower limb
  • Edema of left upper arm
  • Edema of left upper limb
  • Edema of lower extremity
  • Edema of lower leg
  • Edema of oral soft tissues
  • Edema of palm of hand
  • Edema of periwound skin
  • Edema of right lower leg
  • Edema of right lower leg
  • Edema of right lower limb
  • Edema of right lower limb
  • Edema of right lower limb
  • Edema of right upper arm
  • Edema of right upper limb
  • Edema of shoulder
  • Edema of skeletal muscle
  • Edema of sole of foot
  • Edema of structure within eye
  • Edema of suprapubic region
  • Edema of the tongue
  • Edema of the upper extremity
  • Edema of thigh
  • Edema of thumb
  • Edema of trunk
  • Edema of upper arm
  • Edema of wrist
  • Facial lymphedema
  • Finding of appearance of nasal mucosa
  • Genital edema
  • Gingival edema
  • Gravitational edema of leg
  • Injection site edema
  • Lipedema
  • Lipedema
  • Lipedema of lower extremity
  • Lipedema of scalp
  • Localized edema
  • Mucous membrane edema
  • Mucous membrane edema
  • Nasal mucosa edematous
  • Perineum edematous
  • Perineum edematous
  • Perineum slightly edematous
  • Perineum very edematous
  • Pitting edema
  • Pitting edema of lip
  • Retroperitoneal edema
  • Sacral edema
  • Skin folds visible on edematous limb
  • Subungual swelling
  • Swelling of buttock
  • Swelling of finger
  • Swelling of finger
  • Swelling of finger of left hand
  • Swelling of finger of right hand
  • Swelling of left foot
  • Swelling of right foot
  • Swelling of skin
  • Swelling of toe of left foot
  • Swelling of toe of right foot
  • Swelling of urogenital structure
  • Venous stasis edema of right lower limb
  • Venous stasis ulcer co-occurrent with edema of lower leg
  • Venous stasis ulcer co-occurrent with edema of lower leg
  • Venous stasis ulcer with edema of left lower leg
  • Venous stasis ulcer with edema of right lower leg

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Lipedema

    disorder of adipose tissue characterized by symmetric and bilateral enlargement of the lower extremities due to abnormal deposition of subcutaneous fat often in obese women. it is associated with hematoma, pain and may progress to secondary lymphedema which is known as lipolymphedema.
  • Pitting Edema

    swelling due to excessive accumulation of fluid under the skin defined by a persistent indentation when pressure is applied to the swollen area. causes include systemic conditions (e.g., heart failure, liver failure, or kidney failure) and local conditions affecting the extremities.

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 R60.0 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 782.3 - Edema
    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


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.

[Learn More in MedlinePlus]

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.