Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 611.3
Fat necrosis of breast
  • Billable Code
  • Unacceptable As Principal Dx
  • ICD-9-CM 611.3 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 611.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • Localized necrosis of the adipose tissue in the breast. Clinically, it may present as a mass. Causes include injury, surgical procedures, and radiation treatment.
Applies To
  • Fat necrosis (segmental) of breast
Code First
  • Code first breast necrosis due to breast graft (996.79)
ICD-9-CM Coding Information
  • 611.3 is considered unacceptable as a principal diagnosis as it describes a circumstance which influences an individual's health status but not a current illness or injury, or the diagnosis may not be a specific manifestation but may be due to an underlying cause.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 611.3 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM N64.1 Fat necrosis of breast
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 611.3:
  • Fat
    • necrosis - see also Fatty, degeneration
  • Necrosis, necrotic
    • breast (aseptic) (fat) (segmental) 611.3
    • fat, fatty (generalized) (see also Degeneration, fatty) 272.8
    • mammary gland 611.3
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