ICD-10 Diagnosis Code P11.9

Birth injury to central nervous system, unspecified

Diagnosis Code P11.9

ICD-10: P11.9
Short Description: Birth injury to central nervous system, unspecified
Long Description: Birth injury to central nervous system, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code P11.9

Valid for Submission
The code P11.9 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00–P96)
    • Birth trauma (P10-P15)
      • Other birth injuries to central nervous system (P11)

Information for Patients


Childbirth Problems

While childbirth usually goes well, complications can happen. They can cause a risk to the mother, baby, or both. Possible complications include

  • Preterm (premature) labor, when labor starts before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy
  • Problems with the umbilical cord
  • Problems with the position of the baby, such as breech, in which the baby is going to come out feet first
  • Birth injuries

For some of these problems, the baby may need to be delivered surgically by a Cesarean section.

  • Assisted delivery with forceps
  • Brachial plexus injury in newborns
  • Breech birth
  • Caput succedaneum
  • Meconium aspiration syndrome
  • Premature rupture of membranes


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