Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 348.0
Cerebral cysts
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 348.0 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 348.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acquired porencephaly (disorder)
  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Cerebral cyst
  • Choroid plexus cyst
  • Cyst, leptomeningeal, traumatic
  • Leptomeningeal cyst, traumatic
  • Porencephalic cyst
  • Porencephalic cyst, acquired
  • Pseudoporencephaly, acquired
  • Traumatic cyst of leptomeninges (disorder)
Clinical Information
  • A fluid filled sac within the cerebrum. It is can be congenital, trauma related or secondary to another medical condition for example an infarction.
Applies To
  • Arachnoid cyst
  • Porencephalic cyst
  • Porencephaly, acquired
  • Pseudoporencephaly
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 348.0 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G93.0 Cerebral cysts
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 348.0:
  • Cyst (mucus) (retention) (serous) (simple)
    • arachnoid, brain 348.0
    • brain 348.0
      • congenital 742.4
      • hydatid (see also Echinococcus) 122.9
      • third ventricle (colloid) 742.4
    • cavum septi pellucidi NEC 348.0
    • choroid plexus 348.0
    • corpora quadrigemina 348.0
    • cranial meninges 348.0
    • dura (cerebral) 348.0
    • membrane, brain 348.0
    • meninges (cerebral) 348.0
    • neuroepithelial ventricle 348.0
    • porencephalic 742.4
      • acquired 348.0
    • subarachnoid 348.0
    • subdural (cerebral) 348.0
    • ventricle, neuroepithelial 348.0
  • Degeneration, degenerative
  • Porencephaly (congenital) (developmental) (true) 742.4
    • acquired 348.0
    • nondevelopmental 348.0
  • Pseudoporencephaly 348.0
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