Billable Medical Code for Pilonidal Cyst Without Mention of Abscess
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 685.1
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 685.1.
The Short Description Is: Pilonidal cyst w/o absc.
Pilonidal cyst is also known as cyst – pilonidal, dimple, sacral, w/o abscess, pilonidal cyst, pilonidal cyst recurrent or chronic without abscess, pilonidal cyst recurrent or chronic wo abscess, recurrent or chronic pilonidal cyst without abscess (disorder), recurrent pilonidal cyst, sacral dimple, and sacral dimple without abscess.
Pilonidal Cyst Definition and Symptoms
A pilonidal cyst is a pocket of skin that contains hair and skin debris. This type of cyst is nearly always located near the tailbone and top of the buttocks. Symptoms are pain, reddening of the skin, drainage of pus or blood, and foul smelling drainage from cyst.