Specific code icon 2016/17 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G93.0

Cerebral cysts

    2016 2017 Billable/Specific Code

  • G93.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G93.0. Other international versions of ICD-10 G93.0 may differ.
  • Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.

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
Approximate Synonyms
  • Acquired porencephalic cyst
  • Acquired porencephaly
  • Acquired pseudoporencephaly
  • Cerebral colloid cyst
  • 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
  • Traumatic leptomeningeal cyst
Type 1 Excludes
  • acquired periventricular cysts of newborn (P91.1)
  • congenital cerebral cysts (Q04.6)
ICD-10-CM G93.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0):
  • 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: