Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 727.02
Giant cell tumor of tendon sheath
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Giant cell tumor tendon.
  • ICD-9-CM 727.02 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 727.02 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Nodular tenosynovitis
Clinical Information
  • A tumor usually arising in the synovium of joints, bursa or tendon sheath. It is characterized by the presence of mononuclear cells, multinucleated osteoclast-like giant cells, hemosiderin-laden macrophages, foam cells, and an inflammatory infiltrate. According to the growth pattern, it is classified as localized or diffuse.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 727.02 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D48.1 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective and other soft tissue
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 727.02:
  • Giant
    • cell
      • epulis 523.8
      • peripheral (gingiva) 523.8
      • tumor, tendon sheath 727.02
  • Tumor (M8000/1) - see also Neoplasm, by site, unspecified nature
    • giant cell (type) (M8003/1) - see also Neoplasm, by site, unspecified nature
      • bone (M9250/1) 238.0
        • malignant (M9250/3) - see Neoplasm, bone, malignant
      • chondromatous (M9230/0) - see Neoplasm, bone, benign
      • malignant (M8003/3) - see Neoplasm, by site, malignant
      • peripheral (gingiva) 523.8
      • soft parts (M9251/1) - see also Neoplasm, connective tissue, uncertain behavior
        • malignant (M9251/3) - see Neoplasm, connective tissue, malignant
      • tendon sheath 727.02
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