ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S24.159A

Oth incmpl lesion at unsp level of thor spinal cord, init

Diagnosis Code S24.159A

ICD-10: S24.159A
Short Description: Oth incmpl lesion at unsp level of thor spinal cord, init
Long Description: Other incomplete lesion at unspecified level of thoracic spinal cord, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S24.159A

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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
  • Closed fracture of T1-T6 level with central cord syndrome
  • Closed fracture of T1-T6 level with incomplete spinal cord lesion
  • Closed fracture of T1-T6 level with posterior cord syndrome
  • Closed fracture of T1-T6 level with spinal cord injury
  • Closed fracture of T1-T6 level with spinal cord injury
  • Closed fracture of T1-T6 level with spinal cord injury
  • Closed fracture of T1-T6 level with spinal cord injury
  • Closed fracture of T1-T6 level with spinal cord injury
  • Closed fracture of T7-T12 level with central cord syndrome
  • Closed fracture of T7-T12 level with incomplete spinal cord lesion
  • Closed fracture of T7-T12 level with posterior cord syndrome
  • Closed fracture of T7-T12 level with spinal cord injury
  • Closed fracture of T7-T12 level with spinal cord injury
  • Closed fracture of T7-T12 level with spinal cord injury
  • Closed fracture of T7-T12 level with spinal cord injury
  • Closed fracture of T7-T12 level with spinal cord injury
  • Closed spinal dislocation with central thoracic cord lesion
  • Closed spinal dislocation with posterior thoracic cord lesion
  • Closed spinal fracture with central thoracic cord lesion, T1-6
  • Closed spinal fracture with central thoracic cord lesion, T7-12
  • Closed spinal fracture with posterior thoracic cord lesion, T1-6
  • Closed spinal fracture with posterior thoracic cord lesion, T7-12
  • Closed spinal subluxation with central thoracic cord lesion
  • Closed spinal subluxation with posterior thoracic cord lesion
  • Contusion of spinal cord
  • Contusion of thoracic cord
  • Contusion of thoracic spine
  • Injury at T1-T6 level with central cord syndrome AND without bone injury
  • Injury at T7 - T12 level with central cord syndrome
  • Injury at T7 - T12 level with central cord syndrome
  • Injury at T7 - T12 level with central cord syndrome
  • Open dislocation of thoracic and/or lumbar spine
  • Open dislocation thoracic spine
  • Open fracture of T7-T12 level with central cord syndrome
  • Open fracture of T7-T12 level with spinal cord injury
  • Open fracture of T7-T12 level with spinal cord injury
  • Open spinal dislocation with anterior thoracic cord lesion
  • Open spinal dislocation with central thoracic cord lesion
  • Open spinal dislocation with posterior thoracic cord lesion
  • Open spinal fracture with central thoracic cord lesion, T7-12
  • Open spinal subluxation with central thoracic cord lesion
  • Open spinal subluxation with posterior thoracic cord lesion
  • Spinal dislocation with thoracic cord lesion
  • Spinal dislocation with thoracic cord lesion
  • Spinal dislocation with thoracic cord lesion
  • Spinal dislocation with thoracic cord lesion
  • Spinal dislocation with thoracic cord lesion
  • Spinal subluxation with thoracic cord lesion
  • Spinal subluxation with thoracic cord lesion
  • Spinal subluxation with thoracic cord lesion
  • Spinal subluxation with thoracic cord lesion
  • Traumatic dislocation of joint of thoracic vertebra

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.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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