Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 324.1
Intraspinal abscess
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 324.1 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 324.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Abscess in epidural space of cervical spine (disorder)
  • Abscess in epidural space of lumbar spine (disorder)
  • Abscess in epidural space of thoracic spine (disorder)
  • Epidural intraspinal abscess cervical
  • Epidural intraspinal abscess lumbar
  • Epidural intraspinal abscess thoracic
  • Granuloma, intraspinal
  • Granuloma, intraspinal epidural
  • Granuloma, intraspinal subdural
  • Intraspinal epidural granuloma (disorder)
  • Intraspinal granuloma (disorder)
  • Intraspinal subdural granuloma (disorder)
  • Spinal cord abscess
  • Spinal epidural abscess
  • Spinal epidural abscess, cervical
  • Spinal epidural abscess, lumbar
  • Spinal epidural abscess, thoracic
324.1 Excludes
Applies To
  • Abscess (embolic) of spinal cord [any part]:
    • epidural
    • extradural
    • subdural
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 324.1 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G06.1 Intraspinal abscess and granuloma
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 324.1:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • epidural 324.9
      • brain 324.0
      • late effect - see category 326
      • spinal cord 324.1
    • extradural 324.9
      • brain 324.0
      • late effect - see category 326
      • spinal cord 324.1
    • intraspinal 324.1
      • late effect - see category 326
    • spinal
      • cord (any part) (staphylococcal) 324.1
        • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 013.5
      • epidural 324.1
    • subarachnoid 324.9
      • brain 324.0
      • cerebral 324.0
      • late effect - see category 326
      • spinal cord 324.1
    • subdural 324.9
      • brain 324.0
      • late effect - see category 326
      • spinal cord 324.1
  • Embolism 444.9
    • spinal cord (nonpyogenic) 336.1
      • in pregnancy or puerperium 671.5
      • pyogenic origin 324.1
        • late effect - see category 326
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • spinal cord NEC (see also Encephalitis) 323.9
      • abscess 324.1
        • late effect - see category 326
      • late effect - see category 326
      • meninges - see Meningitis
      • streptococcal 320.2
  • Thrombosis, thrombotic (marantic) (multiple) (progressive) (vein) (vessel) 453.9
    • spinal cord 336.1
      • due to syphilis 094.89
      • in pregnancy or puerperium 671.5
      • pyogenic origin 324.1
        • late effect - see category 326
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