ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 344.61

Neurogenic bladder

Diagnosis Code 344.61

ICD-9: 344.61
Short Description: Neurogenic bladder
Long Description: Cauda equina syndrome with neurogenic bladder
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 344.61

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Other disorders of the central nervous system (340-349)
      • 344 Other paralytic syndromes

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Bladder Diseases

The bladder is a hollow organ in your lower abdomen that stores urine. Many conditions can affect your bladder. Some common ones are

  • Cystitis - inflammation of the bladder, often from an infection
  • Urinary incontinence - loss of bladder control
  • Overactive bladder - a condition in which the bladder squeezes urine out at the wrong time
  • Interstitial cystitis - a chronic problem that causes bladder pain and frequent, urgent urination
  • Bladder cancer

Doctors diagnose bladder diseases using different tests. These include urine tests, x-rays, and an examination of the bladder wall with a scope called a cystoscope. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. It may include medicines and, in severe cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Bladder biopsy
  • Bladder outlet obstruction
  • Bladder stones
  • Cystitis - noninfectious
  • Cystometric study
  • Indwelling catheter care
  • Kegel exercises - self-care
  • Neurogenic bladder
  • Radionuclide cystogram
  • Retrograde cystography
  • Self catheterization - female
  • Self catheterization - male
  • Suprapubic catheter care
  • Traumatic injury of the bladder and urethra
  • Urinary catheters
  • Urinary incontinence products - self-care
  • Urinary Retention - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Urine drainage bags
  • Urostomy - stoma and skin care
  • Voiding cystourethrogram

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Also called: Hemiplegia, Palsy, Paraplegia, Quadriplegia

Paralysis is the loss of muscle function in part of your body. It happens when something goes wrong with the way messages pass between your brain and muscles. Paralysis can be complete or partial. It can occur on one or both sides of your body. It can also occur in just one area, or it can be widespread. Paralysis of the lower half of your body, including both legs, is called paraplegia. Paralysis of the arms and legs is quadriplegia.

Most paralysis is due to strokes or injuries such as spinal cord injury or a broken neck. Other causes of paralysis include

  • Nerve diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Autoimmune diseases such as Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Bell's palsy, which affects muscles in the face

Polio used to be a cause of paralysis, but polio no longer occurs in the U.S.

  • Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis
  • Hypokalemic periodic paralysis
  • Muscle function loss

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