Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 727.43
Ganglion, unspecified
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Ganglion NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 727.43 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 727.43 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Ganglion cyst of ankle
  • Ganglion cyst of elbow
  • Ganglion cyst of foot
  • Ganglion cyst of hand
  • Ganglion cyst of hip
  • Ganglion cyst of knee
  • Ganglion cyst of L hand
  • Ganglion cyst of left hand
  • Ganglion cyst of shoulder
  • Ganglion of ankle
  • Ganglion of elbow
  • Ganglion of foot
  • Ganglion of hip
  • Ganglion of knee
  • Ganglion of shoulder
  • Ganglion/synovial cyst - hand
Clinical Information
  • A tumor or swelling on top of a joint or the covering of a tendon
  • Nodular tumor-like lesions or mucoid flesh, arising from tendon sheaths, ligaments, or joint capsule, especially of the hands, wrists, or feet. They are not true cysts as they lack epithelial wall. They are distinguished from synovial cysts by the lack of communication with a joint cavity or the synovial membrane.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 727.43 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M67.40 Ganglion, unspecified site
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 727.43:
  • Cyst (mucus) (retention) (serous) (simple)
    • ganglion 727.43
  • Ganglion 727.43
    • of yaws (early) (late) 102.6
    • periosteal (see also Periostitis) 730.3
    • tendon sheath (compound) (diffuse) 727.42
    • tuberculous (see also Tuberculosis) 015.9
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