Valid for Submission
G51.8 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other disorders of facial nerve. The code G51.8 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code G51.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like alajouanine's syndrome, chorda tympani disorder, chronic pain in face, compression facial neuropathy, cranial nerve compression , dissociative neurological symptom disorder co-occurrent with facial spasm, etc.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code G51.8 are found in the index:
- - Disorder (of) - See Also: Disease;
- - Paraspasmus facialis - G51.8
- - Parry-Romberg syndrome - G51.8
- - Romberg's disease or syndrome - G51.8
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Alajouanine's syndrome
- Chorda tympani disorder
- Chronic pain in face
- Compression facial neuropathy
- Cranial nerve compression
- Dissociative neurological symptom disorder co-occurrent with facial spasm
- Facial hemiatrophy
- Facial neuralgia
- Facial spasm
- Hereditary geniospasm
- Inflammatory facial neuropathy
- Nervus intermedius disorder
- Persistent idiopathic facial pain
- Risus sardonicus
- Seventh cranial nerve abnormal
- Vidian neuralgia
Convert G51.8 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code G51.8 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Facial Injuries and Disorders
Face injuries and disorders can cause pain and affect how you look. In severe cases, they can affect sight, speech, breathing and your ability to swallow. Fractures (broken bones), especially in the bones of your nose, cheekbone and jaw, are common facial injuries.
Certain diseases also lead to facial disorders. For example, nerve diseases like trigeminal neuralgia or Bell's palsy sometimes cause facial pain, spasms and trouble with eye or facial movement. Birth defects can also affect the face. They can cause underdeveloped or unusually prominent facial features or a lack of facial expression. Cleft lip and palate are a common facial birth defect.
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