ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 192.2

Mal neo spinal cord

Diagnosis Code 192.2

ICD-9: 192.2
Short Description: Mal neo spinal cord
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of spinal cord
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 192.2

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified sites (190-199)
      • 192 Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of nervous system

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 192.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

      • cauda equina�������������������������������������� 192.2��� 198.3����� -������������ 225.3����� 237.5����� 239.7
      • conus medullaris��������������������������������� 192.2��� 198.3����� -������������ 225.3����� 237.5����� 239.7
      • cord (true) (vocal)������������������������������� 161.0��� 197.3����� 231.0����� 212.1����� 235.6����� 239.1
        • spinal (cervical) (lumbar) (thoracic)� 192.2��� 198.3����� -������������ 225.3����� 237.5����� 239.7
      • filum terminale������������������������������������ 192.2��� 198.3����� -������������ 225.3����� 237.5����� 239.7
      • motor tract����������������������������������������� 192.9��� 198.4����� -������������ 225.9����� 237.9����� 239.7
        • spinal������������������������������������������� 192.2��� 198.3����� -������������ 225.3����� 237.5����� 239.7
      • spine, spinal (column)������������������������� 170.2��� 198.5����� -������������ 213.2����� 238.0����� 239.2
        • cord (cervical) (lumbar) (sacral) (thoracic)�������������������������� 192.2��� 198.3����� -������������ 225.3����� 237.5����� 239.7

Information for Patients


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