ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S24.132A

Anterior cord syndrome at T2-T6, init

Diagnosis Code S24.132A

ICD-10: S24.132A
Short Description: Anterior cord syndrome at T2-T6, init
Long Description: Anterior cord syndrome at T2-T6 level of thoracic spinal cord, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S24.132A

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the thorax (S20-S29)
      • Injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level (S24)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Anterior thoracic cord injury, without bony injury, T1-6
  • Injury at T1-T6 level with anterior cord syndrome AND without bone injury
  • Open fracture of T1-T6 level with anterior cord syndrome
  • Open fracture of T1-T6 level with spinal cord injury
  • Open fracture of T1-T6 level with spinal cord injury
  • Open spinal fracture with anterior thoracic cord lesion, T1-6
  • Thoracic cord injury without spinal bone injury

Information for Patients


Spinal Cord Injuries

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. A spinal cord injury disrupts the signals. Spinal cord injuries usually begin with a blow that fractures or dislocates your vertebrae, the bone disks that make up your spine. Most injuries don't cut through your spinal cord. Instead, they cause damage when pieces of vertebrae tear into cord tissue or press down on the nerve parts that carry signals.

Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete. With a complete spinal cord injury, the cord can't send signals below the level of the injury. As a result, you are paralyzed below the injury. With an incomplete injury, you have some movement and sensation below the injury.

A spinal cord injury is a medical emergency. Immediate treatment can reduce long-term effects. Treatments may include medicines, braces or traction to stabilize the spine, and surgery. Later treatment usually includes medicines and rehabilitation therapy. Mobility aids and assistive devices may help you to get around and do some daily tasks.

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