Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 446.3
Lethal midline granuloma
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 446.3 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 446.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A condition that is characterized by inflammation, ulceration, and perforation of the nose and the palate with progressive destruction of midline facial structures. This syndrome can be manifested in several diseases including the nasal type of extranodal nk-t-cell lymphoma and wegener granulomatosis.
  • An aggressive, progressive, and destructive lesion affecting the nasal cavities, paranasal sinuses, and the palate. The vast majority of cases are malignant lymphoproliferations affecting the midline of the face in patients with nasal type extranodal nk/t-cell lymphoma.
Applies To
  • Malignant granuloma of face
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 446.3 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M31.2 Lethal midline granuloma
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 446.3:
  • Granuloma NEC 686.1
    • facial
      • lethal midline 446.3
      • malignant 446.3
    • gangraenescens 446.3
    • lethal midline 446.3
    • malignant, face 446.3
    • midline 446.3
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