ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G32.81

Cerebellar ataxia in diseases classified elsewhere

Diagnosis Code G32.81

ICD-10: G32.81
Short Description: Cerebellar ataxia in diseases classified elsewhere
Long Description: Cerebellar ataxia in diseases classified elsewhere
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G32.81

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Other degenerative diseases of the nervous system (G30-G32)
      • Oth degeneratv disord of nervous sys in dis classd elswhr (G32)

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  • 334.4 - Cerebel atax in oth dis

  • Bird-headed dwarfism with progressive ataxia, insulin-resistant diabetes, goiter, and primary gonadal insufficiency
  • Cerebellar ataxia associated with another disorder
  • Cerebellar ataxia caused by toxin
  • Primordial dwarfism

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code G32.81 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Cerebellar Disorders

When you play the piano or hit a tennis ball you are activating the cerebellum. The cerebellum is the area of the brain that controls coordination and balance. Problems with the cerebellum include

  • Cancer
  • Genetic disorders
  • Ataxias - failure of muscle control in the arms and legs that result in movement disorders
  • Degeneration - disorders caused by brain cells decreasing in size or wasting away

Treatment of cerebellar disorders depends on the cause. In some cases, there is no cure but treatment may help with symptoms.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Acute cerebellar ataxia
  • Olivopontocerebellar atrophy

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