ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G51.8

Other disorders of facial nerve

Diagnosis Code G51.8

ICD-10: G51.8
Short Description: Other disorders of facial nerve
Long Description: Other disorders of facial nerve
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G51.8

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Nerve, nerve root and plexus disorders (G50-G59)
      • Facial nerve disorders (G51)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Facial Injuries and Disorders

Face injuries and disorders can cause pain and affect how you look. In severe cases, they can affect sight, speech, breathing and your ability to swallow. Broken bones, especially the bones of your nose, cheekbone and jaw, are common facial injuries.

Certain diseases also lead to facial disorders. For example, nerve diseases like trigeminal neuralgia or Bell's palsy sometimes cause facial pain, spasms and trouble with eye or facial movement. Birth defects can also affect the face. They can cause underdeveloped or unusually prominent facial features or a lack of facial expression. Cleft lip and palate are a common facial birth defect.

  • Face pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Facial nerve palsy due to birth trauma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Facial paralysis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Facial trauma (Medical Encyclopedia)


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