Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G93.0

Cerebral cysts

  • G93.0 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2014 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, G93.0 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A fluid filled sac within the cerebrum. It is can be congenital, trauma related or secondary to another medical condition for example an infarction.
  • An intracranial or spinal cyst which contains fluid and is composed of arachnoid cells. Intracranial arachnoid cysts may present with headaches, seizures and hydrocephalus. Spinal arachnoid cysts may present with symptoms of radiculopathy.
  • Intracranial or spinal cavities containing a cerebrospinal-like fluid, the wall of which is composed of arachnoidal cells. They are most often developmental or related to trauma. Intracranial arachnoid cysts usually occur adjacent to arachnoidal cistern and may present with hydrocephalus; headache; seizures; and focal neurologic signs. (from Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1994, ch44, pp105-115)
Applicable To
  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Porencephalic cyst, acquired
Description Synonyms
  • Acquired porencephaly
  • Cerebral cyst
  • Choroid plexus cyst
  • Colloid brain cyst
  • Colloid cyst brain
  • Cyst, leptomeningeal, traumatic
  • Cystic malformation of posterior fossa
  • Leptomeningeal cyst, traumatic
  • Porencephalic cyst
  • Posterior fossa cystic anomaly
  • Posterior fossa cystic malformation
  • Pseudoporencephaly, acquired
  • Traumatic cyst of leptomeninges
Type 1 Excludes
  • acquired periventricular cysts of newborn (P91.1)
  • congenital cerebral cysts (Q04.6)
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 269 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 G93.0 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 G93.0 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM G93.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 091 Other disorders of nervous system with mcc
  • 092 Other disorders of nervous system with cc
  • 093 Other disorders of nervous system without cc/mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM G93.0 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM G93.0: