Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 225.2
Benign neoplasm of cerebral meninges
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Ben neo cerebr meninges.
  • ICD-9-CM 225.2 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 225.2 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Benign neoplasm meninges, cerebral
  • Benign neoplasm of meninges
  • Benign neoplasm, cerebral meninges
  • Intracranial meningioma
  • Meningioma
  • Meningioma of brain
  • Meningioma, brain
Clinical Information
  • (meh-nin-jee-o-ma) a type of tumor that occurs in the meninges, the membranes that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord. Meningiomas usually grow slowly.
  • A benign tumor occurring in the meninges, which surround the brain and spinal cord. The most common are meningiomas.
  • A generally slow growing tumor attached to the dura mater. It is composed of neoplastic meningothelial (arachnoidal) cells. It typically occurs in adults, often women and it has a wide range of histopathological appearances. Of the various subtypes, meningothelial, fibrous and transitional meningiomas are the most common. Most meningiomas are who grade i tumors, and some are who grade ii or iii tumors. Most subtypes share a common clinical behavior, although some subtypes are more likely to recur and follow a more aggressive clinical course. (adapted from who.)
  • Relatively common neoplasm of the central nervous system that arises from arachnoidal cells; the majority are well differentiated vascular tumors which grow slowly and have a low potential to be invasive, although malignant subtypes occur; they have a predilection to arise from the parasagittal region, cerebral convexity, sphenoidal ridge, olfactory groove, and spinal canal.
Applies To
  • Meninges NOS
  • Meningioma (cerebral)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 225.2 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D32.0 Benign neoplasm of cerebral meninges
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D32.9 Benign neoplasm of meninges, unspecified
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