ICD-10 Diagnosis Code L72.0

Epidermal cyst

Diagnosis Code L72.0

ICD-10: L72.0
Short Description: Epidermal cyst
Long Description: Epidermal cyst
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code L72.0

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The code L72.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue (L00–L99)
    • Disorders of skin appendages (L60-L75)
      • Follicular cysts of skin and subcutaneous tissue (L72)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code L72.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Calcified epidermoid cyst
  • Cyst of scalp
  • Epidermoid cyst
  • Epidermoid cyst of hand
  • Epidermoid cyst of skin
  • Epidermoid cyst of skin of back
  • Epidermoid cyst of skin of cheek
  • Epidermoid cyst of skin of chest
  • Epidermoid cyst of skin of ear
  • Epidermoid cyst of skin of face
  • Epidermoid cyst of skin of inguinal region
  • Epidermoid cyst of skin of neck
  • Epidermoid cyst of skin of postauricular region
  • Epidermoid cyst of skin of scalp
  • Epidermoid cyst of skin of scrotum
  • Epidermoid cyst of skin of thigh
  • Epidermoid plantar cysts caused by human papillomavirus 60
  • Inclusion cyst of skin of shoulder
  • Mass of postauricular region
  • Milia
  • Milial cyst
  • Multiple eruptive milia
  • Multiple milia
  • Neonatal milia
  • On examination - milia
  • Physiological anomaly of neonatal skin
  • Primary milia
  • Rupture of epidermoid cyst of skin
  • Ruptured epidermal cyst
  • Secondary milia
  • Spinal epidermoid cyst

Information for Patients

Skin Conditions

Also called: Cutaneous disorders, Dermatologic disorders

Your skin is your body's largest organ. It covers and protects your body. Your skin

  • Holds body fluids in, preventing dehydration
  • Keeps harmful microbes out, preventing infections
  • Helps you feel things like heat, cold, and pain
  • Keeps your body temperature even
  • Makes vitamin D when the sun shines on it

Anything that irritates, clogs, or inflames your skin can cause symptoms such as redness, swelling, burning, and itching. Allergies, irritants, your genetic makeup, and certain diseases and immune system problems can cause rashes, hives, and other skin conditions. Many skin problems, such as acne, also affect your appearance.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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  • Keratosis pilaris (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lichen planus (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Milia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Sebaceous cyst (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Seborrheic keratosis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin lesion removal (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skin lesion removal-aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Stasis dermatitis and ulcers (Medical Encyclopedia)

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