Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 701.4
Keloid scar
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 701.4 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 701.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Hypertrophic scar
  • Keloid
Clinical Information
  • (key-loyd) a thick, irregular scar caused by excessive tissue growth at the site of an incision or wound.
  • A sharply elevated, irregularly shaped, progressively enlarging scar resulting from formation of excessive amounts of collagen in the dermis during connective tissue repair. It is differentiated from a hypertrophic scar (cicatrix, hypertrophic) in that the former does not spread to surrounding tissues.
  • A thick, irregular scar caused by excessive tissue growth at the site of an incision or wound.
  • Progressively enlarging scar resulting from formation of excessive amounts of collagen in the dermis during connective tissue repair; spreads to surrounding tissues.
Applies To
  • Cheloid
  • Hypertrophic scar
  • Keloid
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 701.4 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM L91.0 Hypertrophic scar
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 701.4:
  • Cheloid (see also Keloid) 701.4
  • Hawkins' keloid 701.4
  • Hypertrophy, hypertrophic
    • scar 701.4
  • Kelis 701.4
  • Keloid, cheloid 701.4
    • Addison's (morphea) 701.0
    • Hawkins' 701.4
    • scar 701.4
  • Keloma 701.4
  • Scar, scarring (see also Cicatrix) 709.2
    • cheloid 701.4
    • hypertrophic 701.4
    • keloid 701.4
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