ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G06.0

Intracranial abscess and granuloma

Diagnosis Code G06.0

ICD-10: G06.0
Short Description: Intracranial abscess and granuloma
Long Description: Intracranial abscess and granuloma
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G06.0

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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)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Abscess of brain
  • Abscess of medulla oblongata
  • Abscess of pituitary
  • Brainstem encephalitis
  • Brainstem pyogenic abscess
  • Candidal brain abscess
  • Central nervous system candidiasis
  • Cerebellar abscess
  • Cerebellar pyogenic abscess
  • Cerebral abscess
  • Cerebral pyogenic abscess
  • Epidural abscess
  • Epidural intracranial abscess
  • Epidural supratentorial pyogenic abscess
  • Extradural infratentorial pyogenic abscess
  • Granuloma of pituitary and hypothalamus
  • Hypothalamic granuloma
  • Intracranial abscess
  • Intracranial and intraspinal abscesses
  • Intracranial embolic abscess
  • Intracranial epidural granuloma
  • Intracranial granuloma
  • Intracranial non-pyogenic abscess
  • Intracranial pyogenic abscess
  • Intracranial subdural granuloma
  • Late effects of pyogenic intracranial abscess
  • Multiple intracranial pyogenic abscesses
  • Subarachnoid intracranial abscess
  • Subdural abscess
  • Subdural infratentorial pyogenic abscess
  • Subdural intracranial abscess
  • Subdural supratentorial pyogenic abscess

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code G06.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


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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Brain Diseases

The brain is the control center of the body. It controls thoughts, memory, speech, and movement. It regulates the function of many organs. When the brain is healthy, it works quickly and automatically. However, when problems occur, the results can be devastating.

Inflammation in the brain can lead to problems such as vision loss, weakness and paralysis. Loss of brain cells, which happens if you suffer a stroke, can affect your ability to think clearly. Brain tumors can also press on nerves and affect brain function. Some brain diseases are genetic. And we do not know what causes some brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.

The symptoms of brain diseases vary widely depending on the specific problem. In some cases, damage is permanent. In other cases, treatments such as surgery, medicines, or physical therapy can correct the source of the problem or improve symptoms.

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