Carbuncle

Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term carbuncle to review the available sub terms and properly select the ICD-10 code with the highest degree of specificity. Instructional notations will guide the coder with information such as "see", "see also", "with", "without", "due to", and "code by site".

  • Carbuncle - L02.93 Carbuncle, unspecified
    • abdominal wall - L02.231 Carbuncle of abdominal wall
    • anus - K61.0 Anal abscess
    • auditory canal, external - See: Abscess, ear, external;
    • auricle ear - See: Abscess, ear, external;
    • axilla - L02.43 Carbuncle of limb
    • back (any part) - L02.232 Carbuncle of back [any part, except buttock]
    • breast - N61.1 Abscess of the breast and nipple
    • buttock - L02.33 Carbuncle of buttock
    • cheek (external) - L02.03 Carbuncle of face
    • chest wall - L02.233 Carbuncle of chest wall
    • chin - L02.03 Carbuncle of face
    • corpus cavernosum - N48.21 Abscess of corpus cavernosum and penis
    • ear (any part) (external) (middle) - See: Abscess, ear, external;
    • external auditory canal - See: Abscess, ear, external;
    • eyelid - See: Abscess, eyelid;
    • face NEC - L02.03 Carbuncle of face
    • femoral (region) - See: Carbuncle, lower limb;
    • finger - See: Carbuncle, hand;
    • flank - L02.231 Carbuncle of abdominal wall
    • foot - L02.63 Carbuncle of foot
    • forehead - L02.03 Carbuncle of face
    • genital - See: Abscess, genital;
    • gluteal (region) - L02.33 Carbuncle of buttock
    • groin - L02.234 Carbuncle of groin
    • hand - L02.53 Carbuncle of hand
    • head NEC - L02.831 Carbuncle of head [any part, except face]
    • heel - See: Carbuncle, foot;
    • hip - See: Carbuncle, lower limb;
    • kidney - See: Abscess, kidney;
    • knee - See: Carbuncle, lower limb;
    • labium (majus) (minus) - N76.4 Abscess of vulva
    • lacrimal
      • gland - See: Dacryoadenitis;
      • passages (duct) (sac) - See: Inflammation, lacrimal, passages, acute;
    • leg - See: Carbuncle, lower limb;
    • lower limb - L02.43 Carbuncle of limb
    • malignant - A22.0 Cutaneous anthrax
    • navel - L02.236 Carbuncle of umbilicus
    • neck - L02.13 Carbuncle of neck
    • nose (external) (septum) - J34.0 Abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of nose
    • orbit, orbital - See: Abscess, orbit;
    • palmar (space) - See: Carbuncle, hand;
    • partes posteriores - L02.33 Carbuncle of buttock
    • pectoral region - L02.233 Carbuncle of chest wall
    • penis - N48.21 Abscess of corpus cavernosum and penis
    • perineum - L02.235 Carbuncle of perineum
    • pinna - See: Abscess, ear, external;
    • popliteal - See: Carbuncle, lower limb;
    • scalp - L02.831 Carbuncle of head [any part, except face]
    • seminal vesicle - N49.0 Inflammatory disorders of seminal vesicle
    • shoulder - See: Carbuncle, upper limb;
    • specified site NEC - L02.838 Carbuncle of other sites
    • temple (region) - L02.03 Carbuncle of face
    • thumb - See: Carbuncle, hand;
    • toe - See: Carbuncle, foot;
    • trunk - L02.239 Carbuncle of trunk, unspecified
      • abdominal wall - L02.231 Carbuncle of abdominal wall
      • back - L02.232 Carbuncle of back [any part, except buttock]
      • chest wall - L02.233 Carbuncle of chest wall
      • groin - L02.234 Carbuncle of groin
      • perineum - L02.235 Carbuncle of perineum
      • umbilicus - L02.236 Carbuncle of umbilicus
    • umbilicus - L02.236 Carbuncle of umbilicus
    • upper limb - L02.43 Carbuncle of limb
    • urethra - N34.0 Urethral abscess
    • vulva - N76.4 Abscess of vulva

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to carbuncle within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.

Abdominal Wall: The outer margins of the ABDOMEN, extending from the osteocartilaginous thoracic cage to the PELVIS. Though its major part is muscular, the abdominal wall consists of at least seven layers: the SKIN, subcutaneous fat, deep FASCIA; ABDOMINAL MUSCLES, transversalis fascia, extraperitoneal fat, and the parietal PERITONEUM.

Axilla: Area of the human body underneath the SHOULDER JOINT, also known as the armpit or underarm.

Back: The rear surface of an upright primate from the shoulders to the hip, or the dorsal surface of tetrapods.

Breast: In humans, one of the paired regions in the anterior portion of the THORAX. The breasts consist of the MAMMARY GLANDS, the SKIN, the MUSCLES, the ADIPOSE TISSUE, and the CONNECTIVE TISSUES.

Buttocks: Either of two fleshy protuberances at the lower posterior section of the trunk or HIP in humans and primate on which a person or animal sits, consisting of gluteal MUSCLES and fat.

Carbuncle: An infection of cutaneous and subcutaneous tissue that consists of a cluster of boils. Commonly, the causative agent is STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS. Carbuncles produce fever, leukocytosis, extreme pain, and prostration.

Chin: The anatomical frontal portion of the mandible, also known as the mentum, that contains the line of fusion of the two separate halves of the mandible (symphysis menti). This line of fusion divides inferiorly to enclose a triangular area called the mental protuberance. On each side, inferior to the second premolar tooth, is the mental foramen for the passage of blood vessels and a nerve.

Eyelids: Each of the upper and lower folds of SKIN which cover the EYE when closed.

Fingers: Four or five slender jointed digits in humans and primates, attached to each HAND.

Foot: The distal extremity of the leg in vertebrates, consisting of the tarsus (ANKLE); METATARSUS; phalanges; and the soft tissues surrounding these bones.

Forehead: The part of the face above the eyes.

Genitalia: The external and internal organs involved in the functions of REPRODUCTION.

Groin: The external junctural region between the lower part of the abdomen and the thigh.

Hand: The distal part of the arm beyond the wrist in humans and primates, that includes the palm, fingers, and thumb.

Heel: The back (or posterior) of the foot in PRIMATES, found behind the ankle and distal to the toes.

Hip: The projecting part on each side of the body, formed by the side of the pelvis and the top portion of the femur.

Kidney: Body organ that filters blood for the secretion of URINE and that regulates ion concentrations.

Knee: A region of the lower extremity immediately surrounding and including the KNEE JOINT.

Leg: The inferior part of the lower extremity between the KNEE and the ANKLE.

Lower Extremity: The region of the lower limb in animals, extending from the gluteal region to the FOOT, and including the BUTTOCKS; HIP; and LEG.

Neck: The part of a human or animal body connecting the HEAD to the rest of the body.

Penis: The external reproductive organ of males. It is composed of a mass of erectile tissue enclosed in three cylindrical fibrous compartments. Two of the three compartments, the corpus cavernosa, are placed side-by-side along the upper part of the organ. The third compartment below, the corpus spongiosum, houses the urethra.

Perineum: The body region lying between the genital area and the ANUS on the surface of the trunk, and to the shallow compartment lying deep to this area that is inferior to the PELVIC DIAPHRAGM. The surface area is between the VULVA and the anus in the female, and between the SCROTUM and the anus in the male.

Scalp: The outer covering of the calvaria. It is composed of several layers: SKIN; subcutaneous connective tissue; the occipitofrontal muscle which includes the tendinous galea aponeurotica; loose connective tissue; and the pericranium (the PERIOSTEUM of the SKULL).

Seminal Vesicles: A saclike, glandular diverticulum on each ductus deferens in male vertebrates. It is united with the excretory duct and serves for temporary storage of semen. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)

Shoulder: Part of the body in humans and primates where the arms connect to the trunk. The shoulder has five joints; ACROMIOCLAVICULAR joint, CORACOCLAVICULAR joint, GLENOHUMERAL joint, scapulathoracic joint, and STERNOCLAVICULAR joint.

Thumb: The first digit on the radial side of the hand which in humans lies opposite the other four.

Toes: Any one of five terminal digits of the vertebrate FOOT.

Umbilicus: The pit in the center of the ABDOMINAL WALL marking the point where the UMBILICAL CORD entered in the FETUS.

Upper Extremity: The region of the upper limb in animals, extending from the deltoid region to the HAND, and including the ARM; AXILLA; and SHOULDER.

Urethra: A tube that transports URINE from the URINARY BLADDER to the outside of the body in both the sexes. It also has a reproductive function in the male by providing a passage for SPERM.

Vulva: The external genitalia of the female. It includes the CLITORIS, the labia, the vestibule, and its glands.