2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L72.3

Sebaceous cyst

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
  • L72.3 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 L72.3 became effective on October 1, 2020.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of L72.3 - other international versions of ICD-10 L72.3 may differ.
Type 2 Excludes
Type 2 Excludes Help
A type 2 excludes note represents "not included here". A type 2 excludes note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition it is excluded from but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When a type 2 excludes note appears under a code it is acceptable to use both the code (L72.3) and the excluded code together.
  • pilar cyst (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L72.11

    Pilar cyst

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    L72.11
    )
  • trichilemmal (proliferating) cyst (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L72.12

    Trichodermal cyst

      2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Trichilemmal (proliferating) cyst
    L72.12
    )
The following code(s) above L72.3 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 L72.3:
  • L00-L99
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range L00-L99

    Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • lipomelanotic reticulosis (I89.8)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    • systemic connective tissue disorders (M30-M36)
    • viral warts (B07.-)
    Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • L60-L75
    2021 ICD-10-CM Range L60-L75

    Disorders of skin appendages

    Type 1 Excludes
    • congenital malformations of integument (Q84.-)
    Disorders of skin appendages
Approximate Synonyms
  • Epidermoid cyst of skin
  • Infected sebaceous cyst
  • Infected sebaceous cyst of skin
  • Sebaceous cyst of left finger
  • Sebaceous cyst of right finger
  • Sebaceous cyst, left finger
  • Sebaceous cyst, right finger
  • Sebaceous cyst, scrotum
  • Sebaceous cysts of scrotum
  • Steatocystoma simplex
Clinical Information
  • Intradermal or subcutaneous saclike structure, the wall of which is stratified epithelium containing keratohyalin granules.
ICD-10-CM L72.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v38.0):
  • 606 Minor skin disorders with mcc
  • 607 Minor skin disorders without mcc

Convert L72.3 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

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to L72.3:
  • Cock's peculiar tumor L72.3
  • Cyst (colloid) (mucous) (simple) (retention)
    • scrotum L72.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L72.9

      Follicular cyst of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified

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      • sebaceous L72.3
    • sebaceous (duct) (gland) L72.3
      • scrotum L72.3
    • skin L72.9
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code L72.9

      Follicular cyst of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Billable/Specific Code
      • sebaceous L72.3
  • Steatoma L72.3
  • Tumor - see also Neoplasm, unspecified behavior, by site
    • Cock's peculiar L72.3

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To L72.3
L71.0 Perioral dermatitis
L71.1 Rhinophyma
L71.8 Other rosacea
L71.9 Rosacea, unspecified
L72 Follicular cysts of skin and subcutaneous tissue
L72.0 Epidermal cyst
L72.1 Pilar and trichodermal cyst
L72.11 Pilar cyst
L72.12 Trichodermal cyst
L72.2 Steatocystoma multiplex
L72.3 Sebaceous cyst
L72.8 Other follicular cysts of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
L72.9 Follicular cyst of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, unspecified
L73 Other follicular disorders
L73.0 Acne keloid
L73.1 Pseudofolliculitis barbae
L73.2 Hidradenitis suppurativa
L73.8 Other specified follicular disorders
L73.9 Follicular disorder, unspecified
L74 Eccrine sweat disorders
L74.0 Miliaria rubra

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.