ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 742.8

Nervous system anom NEC

Diagnosis Code 742.8

ICD-9: 742.8
Short Description: Nervous system anom NEC
Long Description: Other specified congenital anomalies of nervous system
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 742.8

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Aganglionosis of parasympathetic nerve ganglia
  • Agenesis of nerve
  • Arachnoid / ependymal cyst
  • Brachial plexus displacement
  • Congenital anomaly of visual system
  • Congenital disorder of facial nerve
  • Congenital dysarthria
  • Congenital facial nerve palsy
  • Congenital ischemic atrophy of central nervous system structure
  • Congenital neuropathy with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita
  • Congenital non-progressive ataxia
  • Congenital spastic foot
  • Congenital variant of Rett syndrome
  • Developmental displacement of brachial plexus
  • Disorder of neuronal migration and differentiation
  • Dubowitz's syndrome
  • Endosteal hyperostoses with cerebellar hypoplasia
  • Ependymal cyst of spinal meninges
  • Ependymal cyst of spinal nerve
  • Fibrolipoma of filum terminale
  • Hydromeningocele
  • Hypomyelinogenesis congenita
  • Jaw-winking syndrome
  • Neural tube defect
  • Neuronal heterotopia
  • Periventricular leukomalacia
  • Spinobulbar atrophy
  • Split spinal cord malformation

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.

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