ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 375.12

Lacrimal gland cyst NEC

Diagnosis Code 375.12

ICD-9: 375.12
Short Description: Lacrimal gland cyst NEC
Long Description: Other lacrimal cysts and cystic degeneration
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 375.12

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the sense organs (360–389)
    • Disorders of the eye and adnexa (360-379)
      • 375 Disorders of lacrimal system

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Cyst of lacrimal passages
  • Cystic degeneration of lacrimal gland
  • Lacrimal cyst
  • Swollen lacrimal sac - cystic

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 375.12 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Cyst (mucus) (retention) (serous) (simple)
      • lacrimal
        • gland or sac 375.12
    • Degeneration, degenerative
      • lacrimal passages, cystic 375.12

Information for Patients


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