ICD-10 Code
International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision
Jul 24, 2017

See: Other tuberculosis of nervous system

  ICD-10 Code for Tuberculoma of brain & spinal cord A17.81

A17.81 is a valid1 ICD 10 diagnosis code.

A17.81 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Chapter 1 Certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
Section A15-A19 Tuberculosis (A15-A19)
Category A17 Tuberculosis of nervous system

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Inclusion Term
  • Tuberculous abscess of brain and spinal cord

Related Terms to “Tuberculoma of brain and spinal cord”

  • Abscess(connective tissue) (embolic) (fistulous) (infective) (metastatic) (multiple) (pernicious) (pyogenic) (septic) - L02.91
    • brain(any part) (cystic) (otogenic) - G06.0
      • tuberculous - A17.81
    • spinal cord(any part) (staphylococcal) - G06.1
      • tuberculous - A17.81
  • Degeneration, degenerative
  • TubercleSee also Tuberculosis
    • brain, solitary - A17.81
  • TuberculomaSee 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
    • abscess(respiratory) - A15.9
      • brain - A17.81
      • dura(mater) (cerebral) (spinal) - A17.81
      • epidural(cerebral) (spinal) - A17.81
      • spinal cord - A17.81
    • brain - A17.81
    • cerebellum - A17.81
    • cerebral, cerebrum - A17.81
    • cerebrospinal - A17.81
    • dura(mater) (cerebral) (spinal) - A17.0
      • abscess(cerebral) (spinal) - A17.81
    • epidural abscess(cerebral) (spinal) - A17.81
    • medulla - A17.81
    • spine, spinal(column) - A18.01
      • cord - A17.81
      • medulla - A17.81
See the 2017 ICD-10-CM Coding Guidelines.

When ICD 10 was implemented on October 1, 2015, it did not affect physicians', outpatient facilities', and hospital outpatient departments' use of CPT codes on Medicare Fee-For-Service claims. Providers should continue to use CPT codes to report these services.