Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 709.4
Foreign body granuloma of skin and subcutaneous tissue
  • Short description: Foreign body granul-skin.
  • ICD-9-CM 709.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 709.4 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 709.4: 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 709.4 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM L92.3 Foreign body granuloma of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
Approximate Synonyms
  • Beryllium granuloma of skin
  • Dirt engrained scar
  • Foreign body granuloma of skin
  • Foreign body granuloma of subcutaneous tissue
  • Foreign body in skin
  • Foreign body in subcutaneous tissue
  • Foreign body under foreskin
  • Granuloma due to foreign body in skin
  • On examination - foreign body in skin
  • Paraffinoma of skin
  • Silica granuloma of skin
  • Starch granuloma of skin
  • Superficial glass foreign body
  • Tattoo granuloma
  • Zirconium granuloma of skin
709.4 Excludes
  • residual foreign body without granuloma of skin and subcutaneous tissue (729.6)
  • that of muscle (728.82)
Use Additional
  • Use additional code to identify foreign body (V90.01-V90.9)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 709.4:
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