Cellulitis (diffuse) (phlegmonous) (septic) (suppurative)

Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term cellulitis (diffuse) (phlegmonous) (septic) (suppurative) 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".

  • Cellulitis (diffuse) (phlegmonous) (septic) (suppurative) - L03.90 Cellulitis, unspecified
    • abdominal wall - L03.311 Cellulitis of abdominal wall
    • anaerobic - A48.0 Gas gangrene
    • ankle - See: Cellulitis, lower limb;
    • anus - K61.0 Anal abscess
    • arm - See: Cellulitis, upper limb;
    • auricle (ear) - See: Cellulitis, ear;
    • axilla - L03.11 Cellulitis of other parts of limb
    • back (any part) - L03.312 Cellulitis of back [any part except buttock]
    • breast (acute) (nonpuerperal) (subacute) - N61.0 Mastitis without abscess
      • nipple - N61.0 Mastitis without abscess
    • broad ligament
      • acute - N73.0 Acute parametritis and pelvic cellulitis
    • buttock - L03.317 Cellulitis of buttock
    • cervical (meaning neck) - L03.221 Cellulitis of neck
    • cervix (uteri) - See: Cervicitis;
    • cheek (external) - L03.211 Cellulitis of face
      • internal - K12.2 Cellulitis and abscess of mouth
    • chest wall - L03.313 Cellulitis of chest wall
    • chronic - L03.90 Cellulitis, unspecified
    • clostridial - A48.0 Gas gangrene
    • corpus cavernosum - N48.22 Cellulitis of corpus cavernosum and penis
    • digit
      • finger - See: Cellulitis, finger;
      • toe - See: Cellulitis, toe;
    • Douglas' cul-de-sac or pouch
      • acute - N73.0 Acute parametritis and pelvic cellulitis
    • drainage site (following operation) - T81.49 Infection following a procedure, other surgical site
    • ear (external) - H60.1 Cellulitis of external ear
    • eosinophilic (granulomatous) - L98.3 Eosinophilic cellulitis [Wells]
    • erysipelatous - See: Erysipelas;
    • external auditory canal - See: Cellulitis, ear;
    • eyelid - See: Abscess, eyelid;
    • face NEC - L03.211 Cellulitis of face
    • finger (intrathecal) (periosteal) (subcutaneous) (subcuticular) - L03.01 Cellulitis of finger
    • foot - See: Cellulitis, lower limb;
    • gangrenous - See: Gangrene;
    • genital organ NEC
      • female (external) - N76.4 Abscess of vulva
      • male - N49.9 Inflammatory disorder of unspecified male genital organ
        • multiple sites - N49.8 Inflammatory disorders of other specified male genital organs
        • specified NEC - N49.8 Inflammatory disorders of other specified male genital organs
    • gluteal (region) - L03.317 Cellulitis of buttock
    • gonococcal - A54.89 Other gonococcal infections
    • groin - L03.314 Cellulitis of groin
    • hand - See: Cellulitis, upper limb;
    • head NEC - L03.811 Cellulitis of head [any part, except face]
      • face (any part, except ear, eye and nose) - L03.211 Cellulitis of face
    • heel - See: Cellulitis, lower limb;
    • hip - See: Cellulitis, lower limb;
    • jaw (region) - L03.211 Cellulitis of face
    • knee - See: Cellulitis, lower limb;
    • labium (majus) (minus) - See: Vulvitis;
    • lacrimal passages - See: Inflammation, lacrimal, passages;
    • larynx - J38.7 Other diseases of larynx
    • leg - See: Cellulitis, lower limb;
    • lip - K13.0 Diseases of lips
    • lower limb - L03.11 Cellulitis of other parts of limb
      • toe - See: Cellulitis, toe;
    • mouth (floor) - K12.2 Cellulitis and abscess of mouth
    • multiple sites, so stated - L03.90 Cellulitis, unspecified
    • nasopharynx - J39.1 Other abscess of pharynx
    • navel - L03.316 Cellulitis of umbilicus
      • newborn - P38.9 Omphalitis without hemorrhage
        • with mild hemorrhage - P38.1 Omphalitis with mild hemorrhage
        • without hemorrhage - P38.9 Omphalitis without hemorrhage
    • neck (region) - L03.221 Cellulitis of neck
    • nipple (acute) (nonpuerperal) (subacute) - N61.0 Mastitis without abscess
    • nose (septum) (external) - J34.0 Abscess, furuncle and carbuncle of nose
    • orbit, orbital - H05.01 Cellulitis of orbit
    • palate (soft) - K12.2 Cellulitis and abscess of mouth
    • pectoral (region) - L03.313 Cellulitis of chest wall
    • pelvis, pelvic (chronic)
      • female - See Also: Disease, pelvis, inflammatory; - N73.2 Unspecified parametritis and pelvic cellulitis
        • acute - N73.0 Acute parametritis and pelvic cellulitis
      • following ectopic or molar pregnancy - O08.0 Genital tract and pelvic infection following ectopic and molar pregnancy
      • male - K65.0 Generalized (acute) peritonitis
    • penis - N48.22 Cellulitis of corpus cavernosum and penis
    • perineal, perineum - L03.315 Cellulitis of perineum
    • periorbital - L03.213 Periorbital cellulitis
    • perirectal - K61.1 Rectal abscess
    • peritonsillar - J36 Peritonsillar abscess
    • periurethral - N34.0 Urethral abscess
    • periuterine - See Also: Disease, pelvis, inflammatory; - N73.2 Unspecified parametritis and pelvic cellulitis
      • acute - N73.0 Acute parametritis and pelvic cellulitis
    • pharynx - J39.1 Other abscess of pharynx
    • preseptal - L03.213 Periorbital cellulitis
    • rectum - K61.1 Rectal abscess
    • retroperitoneal - K68.9 Other disorders of retroperitoneum
    • round ligament
      • acute - N73.0 Acute parametritis and pelvic cellulitis
    • scalp (any part) - L03.811 Cellulitis of head [any part, except face]
    • scrotum - N49.2 Inflammatory disorders of scrotum
    • seminal vesicle - N49.0 Inflammatory disorders of seminal vesicle
    • shoulder - See: Cellulitis, upper limb;
    • specified site NEC - L03.818 Cellulitis of other sites
    • submandibular (region) (space) (triangle) - K12.2 Cellulitis and abscess of mouth
      • gland - K11.3 Abscess of salivary gland
    • submaxillary (region) - K12.2 Cellulitis and abscess of mouth
      • gland - K11.3 Abscess of salivary gland
    • thigh - See: Cellulitis, lower limb;
    • thumb (intrathecal) (periosteal) (subcutaneous) (subcuticular) - See: Cellulitis, finger;
    • toe (intrathecal) (periosteal) (subcutaneous) (subcuticular) - L03.03 Cellulitis of toe
    • tonsil - J36 Peritonsillar abscess
    • trunk - L03.319 Cellulitis of trunk, unspecified
      • abdominal wall - L03.311 Cellulitis of abdominal wall
      • back (any part) - L03.312 Cellulitis of back [any part except buttock]
      • buttock - L03.317 Cellulitis of buttock
      • chest wall - L03.313 Cellulitis of chest wall
      • groin - L03.314 Cellulitis of groin
      • perineal, perineum - L03.315 Cellulitis of perineum
      • umbilicus - L03.316 Cellulitis of umbilicus
    • tuberculous (primary) - A18.4 Tuberculosis of skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • umbilicus - L03.316 Cellulitis of umbilicus
    • upper limb - L03.11 Cellulitis of other parts of limb
      • axilla - See: Cellulitis, axilla;
      • finger - See: Cellulitis, finger;
      • thumb - See: Cellulitis, finger;
    • vaccinal - T88.0 Infection following immunization
    • vocal cord - J38.3 Other diseases of vocal cords
    • vulva - See: Vulvitis;
    • wrist - See: Cellulitis, upper limb;

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to cellulitis (diffuse) (phlegmonous) (septic) (suppurative) 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.

Ankle: The region of the lower limb between the FOOT and the LEG.

Arm: The superior part of the upper extremity between the SHOULDER and the ELBOW.

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

Broad Ligament: A broad fold of peritoneum that extends from the side of the uterus to the wall of the pelvis.

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.

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

Female:

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.

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.

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

Larynx: A tubular organ of VOICE production. It is located in the anterior neck, superior to the TRACHEA and inferior to the tongue and HYOID BONE.

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

Lip: Either of the two fleshy, full-blooded margins of the mouth.

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.

Male:

Nasopharynx: The top portion of the pharynx situated posterior to the nose and superior to the SOFT PALATE. The nasopharynx is the posterior extension of the nasal cavities and has a respiratory function.

Infant, Newborn: An infant during the first 28 days after birth.

Nipples: The conic organs which usually give outlet to milk from the mammary glands.

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.

Pharynx: A funnel-shaped fibromuscular tube that conducts food to the ESOPHAGUS, and air to the LARYNX and LUNGS. It is located posterior to the NASAL CAVITY; ORAL CAVITY; and LARYNX, and extends from the SKULL BASE to the inferior border of the CRICOID CARTILAGE anteriorly and to the inferior border of the C6 vertebra posteriorly. It is divided into the NASOPHARYNX; OROPHARYNX; and HYPOPHARYNX (laryngopharynx).

Rectum: The distal segment of the LARGE INTESTINE, between the SIGMOID COLON and the ANAL CANAL.

Scrotum: A cutaneous pouch of skin containing the testicles and spermatic cords.

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.

Thigh: The portion of the leg in humans and other animals found between the HIP and KNEE.

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.

Vocal Cords: A pair of cone-shaped elastic mucous membrane projecting from the laryngeal wall and forming a narrow slit between them. Each contains a thickened free edge (vocal ligament) extending from the THYROID CARTILAGE to the ARYTENOID CARTILAGE, and a VOCAL MUSCLE that shortens or relaxes the vocal cord to control sound production.

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

Wrist: The region of the upper limb between the metacarpus and the FOREARM.