Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 228.1
Lymphangioma, any site
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 228.1 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 228.1 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: 228.1 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM D18.1 Lymphangioma, any site
Approximate Synonyms
  • Benign extraaxial hygroma
  • Benign extra-axial hygroma
  • Benign neoplasm, cystic hygroma
  • Carpal hygroma
  • Cystic hygroma
  • Hygroma, carpal
  • Hygroma, extraaxial, benign
  • Lymphangioma
Clinical Information
  • A benign neoplasm arising from the lymphatics
  • A benign neoplasm arising from the lymphatics. The tumor is composed of dilated lymphatic channels. Painless swelling is the usual clinical manifestation
  • A benign tumor resulting from a congenital malformation of the lymphatic system. Lymphangioendothelioma is a type of lymphangioma in which endothelial cells are the dominant component
Applies To
  • Congenital lymphangioma
  • Lymphatic nevus
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 228.1:
  • Cyst (mucus) (retention) (serous) (simple)
    • lymphangiomatous (M9173/0) 228.1
  • Cystic - see also condition
    • hygroma (M9173/0) 228.1
  • Hemolymphangioma (M9175/0) 228.1
  • Hygroma (congenital) (cystic) (M9173/0) 228.1
    • subdural - see Hematoma, subdural
  • Lymphangioendothelioma (M9170/0) 228.1
    • malignant (M9170/3) - see Neoplasm, connective tissue, malignant
  • Lymphangioma (M9170/0) 228.1
    • capillary (M9171/0) 228.1
    • cavernous (M9172/0) 228.1
    • cystic (M9173/0) 228.1
    • malignant (M9170/3) - see Neoplasm, connective tissue, malignant
  • Lymphangiomyoma (M9174/0) 228.1
  • Nevus (M8720/0) - see also Neoplasm, skin, benign
    • lymphatic (M9170/0) 228.1
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