Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 225.9
Benign neoplasm of nervous system, part unspecified
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 225.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 225.9 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 225.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM D33.9 Benign neoplasm of central nervous system, unspecified
Approximate Synonyms
  • Benign neoplasm of central nervous system
  • Benign neoplasm of CNS (central nervous system)
  • Benign neoplasm of nervous system
  • Benign neoplasm, CNS
  • Benign neoplasm, nervous system
  • Neurilemmoma
  • Schwannoma
  • Schwannoma of nervous system
Clinical Information
  • Abnormal growth of cells in the nervous system without evidence of malignant characteristics. Unlike other organ systems, tumors in the central nervous system can have benign histological characteristics but still have life threatening effects due to their location within the neuraxis (e.g., brainstem gliomas)
225.9 Excludes
Applies To
  • Nervous system (central) NOS
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