2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A17.81

Tuberculoma of brain and spinal cord

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  • A17.81 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2021 edition of ICD-10-CM A17.81 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of A17.81 - other international versions of ICD-10 A17.81 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Tuberculous abscess of brain and spinal cord
The following code(s) above A17.81 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to A17.81:
  • A00-B99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range A00-B99

    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases

    Includes
    • diseases generally recognized as communicable or transmissible
    Type 1 Excludes
    • certain localized infections - see body system-related chapters
    Type 2 Excludes
    • carrier or suspected carrier of infectious disease (Z22.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases complicating pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O98.-)
    • infectious and parasitic diseases specific to the perinatal period (P35-P39)
    • influenza and other acute respiratory infections (J00-J22)
    Use Additional
    • code to identify resistance to antimicrobial drugs (Z16.-)
    Certain infectious and parasitic diseases
  • A15-A19
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range A15-A19

    Tuberculosis

    Includes
    • infections due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Mycobacterium bovis
    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital tuberculosis (P37.0)
    • nonspecific reaction to test for tuberculosis without active tuberculosis (R76.1-)
    • pneumoconiosis associated with tuberculosis, any type in A15 (J65)
    • positive PPD (R76.11)
    • positive tuberculin skin test without active tuberculosis (R76.11)
    • sequelae of tuberculosis (B90.-)
    • silicotuberculosis (J65)
    Tuberculosis
Approximate Synonyms
  • Tuberculoma brain
  • Tuberculoma of brain
  • Tuberculoma of spinal cord
  • Tuberculoma spinal cord
  • Tuberculosis (tb) abscess brain
  • Tuberculosis (tb) abscess spinal cord
  • Tuberculous abscess of brain
  • Tuberculous abscess of spinal cord
ICD-10-CM A17.81 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 023 Craniotomy with major device implant or acute complex cns principal diagnosis with mcc or chemotherapy implant or epilepsy with neurostimulator
  • 024 Craniotomy with major device implant or acute complex cns principal diagnosis without mcc
  • 094 Bacterial and tuberculous infections of nervous system with mcc
  • 095 Bacterial and tuberculous infections of nervous system with cc
  • 096 Bacterial and tuberculous infections of nervous system without cc/mcc
  • 974 Hiv with major related condition with mcc
  • 975 Hiv with major related condition with cc
  • 976 Hiv with major related condition without cc/mcc

Convert A17.81 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to A17.81:
  • Type 1 Excludes: G07
    , G06.0
    , G06.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G07

    Intracranial and intraspinal abscess and granuloma in diseases classified elsewhere

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code Manifestation Code
    Code First
    • underlying disease, such as:
    • schistosomiasis granuloma of brain (B65.-)
    Type 1 Excludes
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G06.0

    Intracranial abscess and granuloma

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    Applicable To
    • Brain [any part] abscess (embolic)
    • Cerebellar abscess (embolic)
    • Cerebral abscess (embolic)
    • Intracranial epidural abscess or granuloma
    • Intracranial extradural abscess or granuloma
    • Intracranial subdural abscess or granuloma
    • Otogenic abscess (embolic)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • tuberculous intracranial abscess and granuloma (A17.81)
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G06.1

    Intraspinal abscess and granuloma

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Abscess (embolic) of spinal cord [any part]
    • Intraspinal epidural abscess or granuloma
    • Intraspinal extradural abscess or granuloma
    • Intraspinal subdural abscess or granuloma
    Type 1 Excludes
    • tuberculous intraspinal abscess and granuloma (A17.81)
  • Type 2 Excludes: A17.1
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A17.1

    Meningeal tuberculoma

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Tuberculoma of meninges (cerebral) (spinal)
    Type 2 Excludes
    • tuberculoma of brain and spinal cord (A17.81)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to A17.81:
  • Abscess (connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) L02.91
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L02.91

    Cutaneous abscess, unspecified

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    • brain (any part) (cystic) (otogenic) G06.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G06.0

      Intracranial abscess and granuloma

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Brain [any part] abscess (embolic)
      • Cerebellar abscess (embolic)
      • Cerebral abscess (embolic)
      • Intracranial epidural abscess or granuloma
      • Intracranial extradural abscess or granuloma
      • Intracranial subdural abscess or granuloma
      • Otogenic abscess (embolic)
      Type 1 Excludes
      • tuberculous intracranial abscess and granuloma (A17.81)
      • tuberculous A17.81
    • spinal cord (any part) (staphylococcal) G06.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G06.1

      Intraspinal abscess and granuloma

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Abscess (embolic) of spinal cord [any part]
      • Intraspinal epidural abscess or granuloma
      • Intraspinal extradural abscess or granuloma
      • Intraspinal subdural abscess or granuloma
      Type 1 Excludes
      • tuberculous intraspinal abscess and granuloma (A17.81)
      • tuberculous A17.81
  • Degeneration, degenerative
    • spinal (cord) G31.89
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G31.89

      Other specified degenerative diseases of nervous system

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      • tuberculous A17.81
  • Tubercle - see also Tuberculosis
    • brain, solitary A17.81
  • Tuberculoma - see also Tuberculosis
    • brain A17.81
    • spinal cord A17.81
  • Tuberculosis, tubercular, tuberculous (calcification) (calcified) (caseous) (chromogenic acid-fast bacilli) (degeneration) (fibrocaseous) (fistula) (interstitial) (isolated circumscribed lesions) (necrosis) (parenchymatous) (ulcerative) A15.9
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A15.9

    Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified

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    • abscess (respiratory) A15.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A15.9

      Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
      • brain A17.81
      • dura A17.81 (mater) (cerebral) (spinal)
      • epidural A17.81 (cerebral) (spinal)
      • spinal cord A17.81
    • cerebrospinal A17.81
    • dura (mater) (cerebral) (spinal) A17.0
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A17.0

      Tuberculous meningitis

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Tuberculosis of meninges (cerebral)(spinal)
      • Tuberculous leptomeningitis
      Type 1 Excludes
      • tuberculous meningoencephalitis (A17.82)
      • abscess A17.81 (cerebral) (spinal)
    • spine, spinal (column) A18.01
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code A18.01

      Tuberculosis of spine

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      Applicable To
      • Pott's disease or curvature of spine
      • Tuberculous arthritis
      • Tuberculous osteomyelitis of spine
      • Tuberculous spondylitis
      • cord A17.81
      • medulla A17.81
    • brain A17.81
    • cerebellum A17.81
    • cerebral, cerebrum A17.81
    • epidural abscess A17.81 (cerebral) (spinal)
    • medulla A17.81

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To A17.81
A15.4 Tuberculosis of intrathoracic lymph nodes
A15.5 Tuberculosis of larynx, trachea and bronchus
A15.6 Tuberculous pleurisy
A15.7 Primary respiratory tuberculosis
A15.8 Other respiratory tuberculosis
A15.9 Respiratory tuberculosis unspecified
A17 Tuberculosis of nervous system
A17.0 Tuberculous meningitis
A17.1 Meningeal tuberculoma
A17.8 Other tuberculosis of nervous system
A17.81 Tuberculoma of brain and spinal cord
A17.82 Tuberculous meningoencephalitis
A17.83 Tuberculous neuritis
A17.89 Other tuberculosis of nervous system
A17.9 Tuberculosis of nervous system, unspecified
A18 Tuberculosis of other organs
A18.0 Tuberculosis of bones and joints
A18.01 Tuberculosis of spine
A18.02 Tuberculous arthritis of other joints
A18.03 Tuberculosis of other bones
A18.09 Other musculoskeletal tuberculosis

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