Specific code icon 2017 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G93.2

Benign intracranial hypertension

    2016 2017 Billable/Specific Code

  • G93.2 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 G93.2. Other international versions of ICD-10 G93.2 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 condition marked by raised intracranial pressure and characterized clinically by headaches; nausea; papilledema, peripheral constriction of the visual fields, transient visual obscurations, and pulsatile tinnitus. Obesity is frequently associated with this condition, which primarily affects women between 20 and 44 years of age. Chronic papilledema may lead to optic nerve injury (see optic nerve diseases) and visual loss (see blindness).
  • An idiopathic disorder characterized by chronic increase in the intracranial pressure. It occurs predominantly in obese females of childbearing age. It is associated with papilledema.
Approximate Synonyms
  • Hypertension, idiopathic intracranial
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • Intracranial pressure, increased
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Raised intracranial pressure
Type 1 Excludes
  • hypertensive encephalopathy (I67.4)
ICD-10-CM G93.2 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v34.0):
  • 102 Headaches with mcc
  • 103 Headaches without mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM G93.2 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM G93.2: