Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 324.9
Intracranial and intraspinal abscess of unspecified site
  • 2014
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • Short description: Cns abscess NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 324.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 324.9 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).
  • You are viewing the 2014 version of ICD-9-CM 324.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 324.9: 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 324.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM G06.2 Extradural and subdural abscess, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abscess, epidural
  • Empyema (collection of pus), epidural
  • Empyema (collection of pus), subdural space
  • Epidural abscess
  • Epidural empyema
  • Subdural abscess
  • Subdural empyema
  • Subdural space empyema
Applies To
  • Extradural or subdural abscess NOS
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 324.9:
  • Abscess (acute) (chronic) (infectional) (lymphangitic) (metastatic) (multiple) (pyogenic) (septic) (with lymphangitis) (see also Cellulitis) 682.9
    • epidural 324.9
    • extradural 324.9
    • subarachnoid 324.9
    • subdural 324.9
  • Empyema (chest) (diaphragmatic) (double) (encapsulated) (general) (interlobar) (lung) (medial) (necessitatis) (perforating chest wall) (pleura) (pneumococcal) (residual) (sacculated) (streptococcal) (supradiaphragmatic) 510.9
    • extradural (see also Abscess, extradural) 324.9
    • subarachnoid (see also Abscess, extradural) 324.9
    • subdural (see also Abscess, extradural) 324.9
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