Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 744.42
Branchial cleft cyst
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 744.42 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 744.42 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: 744.42 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Q18.0 Sinus, fistula and cyst of branchial cleft
Approximate Synonyms
  • Branchial cleft cyst type 1
  • Branchial cleft cyst type 2
  • Branchial cleft cyst type 3
  • Type 1 branchial cleft cyst
  • Type 2 branchial cleft cyst
  • Type 3 branchial cleft cyst
Clinical Information
  • A tumor derived from branchial epithelium or branchial rests. (Dorland, 27th ed)
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 744.42:
  • Anomaly, anomalous (congenital) (unspecified type) 759.9
  • Cleft (congenital) - see also Imperfect, closure
    • branchial (persistent) 744.41
      • cyst 744.42
  • Cyst (mucus) (retention) (serous) (simple)
    • branchial (cleft) 744.42
    • branchiogenic 744.42
    • cervical lateral 744.42
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • branchial cyst 744.42
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