Billable Medical Code for Pyogenic Granuloma of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 686.1
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 686.1.
The Short Description Is: Pyogenic granuloma.
Pyogenic granuloma is also known as bacillus Calmette-Guerin granuloma, caseating tuberculoid granuloma, disorder characterized by granuloma formation, granuloma multiforme, granulomatosis,
insect bite granuloma, orofacial granulomatosis, pyogenic granuloma, pyogenic granuloma of lip, pyogenic granuloma of skin, pyogenic progressive granuloma, restrictive cardiomyopathy secondary to granulomas, sea-urchin granuloma, solitary eruptive xanthogranuloma, staphylococcal granuloma, talc granuloma of umbilicus, umbilical granuloma, and wound granuloma. This excludes pyogenic granuloma of oral mucosa (528.9). This applies to granuloma: septic, suppurative, and telangiectaticum.
Pyogenic Granuloma Definition and Symptoms
Pyogenic granuloma is a red lump, which bleed very easily, often found at a recent injury site. Very rarely multiple granulomas will occur. The size of the lumps can vary from a few millimeters to several centimeters in diameter. Symptoms include red or yellow papule that arises from the skin, aching pain on and around the papule, steady growth and eventual eruption over the span of a few weeks.