ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G83.4

Cauda equina syndrome

Diagnosis Code G83.4

ICD-10: G83.4
Short Description: Cauda equina syndrome
Long Description: Cauda equina syndrome
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G83.4

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Cerebral palsy and other paralytic syndromes (G80-G83)
      • Other paralytic syndromes (G83)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Cauda equina syndrome not affecting bladder
  • Cauda equina syndrome with cord bladder
  • Cauda equina syndrome with neurogenic bladder
  • Cauda equina syndrome without neurogenic bladder
  • Lumbar disc prolapse with cauda equina compression
  • Prolapsed lumbar intervertebral disc

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code G83.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Also called: Neuritis, Peripheral neuritis, Peripheral neuropathy

Your peripheral nerves are the ones outside your brain and spinal cord. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral nerve disorders distort or interrupt the messages between the brain and the rest of the body.

There are more than 100 kinds of peripheral nerve disorders. They can affect one nerve or many nerves. Some are the result of other diseases, like diabetic nerve problems. Others, like Guillain-Barre syndrome, happen after a virus infection. Still others are from nerve compression, like carpal tunnel syndrome or thoracic outlet syndrome. In some cases, like complex regional pain syndrome and brachial plexus injuries, the problem begins after an injury. Some people are born with peripheral nerve disorders.

Symptoms often start gradually, and then get worse. They include

  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Burning or tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sensitivity to touch

Treatment aims to treat any underlying problem, reduce pain and control symptoms.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Axillary nerve dysfunction
  • Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy
  • Common peroneal nerve dysfunction
  • Distal median nerve dysfunction
  • Femoral nerve dysfunction
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • Metabolic neuropathies
  • Mononeuritis multiplex
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuropathy secondary to drugs
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Radial nerve dysfunction
  • Sensorimotor polyneuropathy
  • Tibial nerve dysfunction
  • Ulnar nerve dysfunction

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