Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 611.72
Lump or mass in breast
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 611.72 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 611.72 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: 611.72 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM N63 Unspecified lump in breast
Approximate Synonyms
  • Bilat breast lumps
  • Bilateral breast lump
  • Bilateral breast lumps
  • Breast lump
  • Left breast lump
  • Lump breast
  • Mammographic breast mass
  • Mammographic breast mass finding
  • Right breast lump
Clinical Information
  • A mass in the mammary gland, either mobile or immobile. Once the mass has reached the size of a small garden pea, it can be detected by palpation. With mammography a larger number of early breast cancers are being detected since this techniques allows detection prior to the point at which the mass can be felt. Breast masses are not always malignant. Benign fibrocystic breast disease is not uncommon. A fine needle biopsy aspiration can distinguish a cystic mass from a solid one
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 611.72:
  • Lump - see also Mass
    • breast 611.72
  • Mass
    • breast 611.72
  • Swelling 782.3
    • breast 611.72
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