ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 742.59

Spinal cord anomaly NEC

Diagnosis Code 742.59

ICD-9: 742.59
Short Description: Spinal cord anomaly NEC
Long Description: Other specified congenital anomalies of spinal cord
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 742.59

Code Classification
  • Congenital anomalies
    • Congenital anomalies (740-759)
      • 742 Other congenital anomalies of nervous system

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Amyelia
  • Atelomyelia
  • Congenital anomaly of spinal meninges
  • Defective development of the cauda equina
  • Diplomyelia
  • Hemimyelia
  • Myelatelia
  • Myelodysplasia of the spinal cord
  • Neuroenteric cyst
  • Neuroenteric cyst and associated malformation
  • Postoperative tethered cord syndrome
  • Sacral dysgenesis
  • Spinal cord dysplasia
  • Spinal cord hypoplasia
  • Spinal dysgenesis
  • Thanatophoric dysplasia, type 1
  • Thanatophoric dysplasia, type 2

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Birth Defects

A birth defect is a problem that happens while a baby is developing in the mother's body. Most birth defects happen during the first 3 months of pregnancy. One out of every 33 babies in the United States is born with a birth defect.

A birth defect may affect how the body looks, works or both. Some birth defects like cleft lip or neural tube defects are structural problems that can be easy to see. To find others, like heart defects, doctors use special tests. Birth defects can vary from mild to severe. Some result from exposures to medicines or chemicals. For example, alcohol abuse can cause fetal alcohol syndrome. Infections during pregnancy can also result in birth defects. For most birth defects, the cause is unknown.

Some birth defects can be prevented. Taking folic acid can help prevent some birth defects. Talk to your doctor about any medicines you take. Some medicines can cause serious birth defects.

Babies with birth defects may need surgery or other medical treatments. Today, doctors can diagnose many birth defects in the womb. This enables them to treat or even correct some problems before the baby is born.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Intersex

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Spinal Cord Diseases

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. It is protected by your vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up your spine. If you have an accident that damages the vertebrae or other parts of the spine, this can also injure the spinal cord. Other spinal cord problems include

  • Tumors
  • Infections such as meningitis and polio
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy

Symptoms vary but might include pain, numbness, loss of sensation and muscle weakness. These symptoms can occur around the spinal cord, and also in other areas such as your arms and legs. Treatments often include medicines and surgery.

  • Epidural abscess
  • Spinal cord abscess
  • Spinal tumor
  • Subacute combined degeneration
  • Syphilitic myelopathy

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