ICD-10-CM Code G54.0

Brachial plexus disorders

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

G54.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of brachial plexus disorders. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code G54.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like arterial thoracic outlet syndrome, arterial thoracic outlet syndrome due to cervical rib, axillary nerve compression, axillary nerve lesion, bilateral brachial plexopathy of upper limbs, bilateral neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome of brachial plexus, etc

Short Description:Brachial plexus disorders
Long Description:Brachial plexus disorders

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code G54.0:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome

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 G54.0 are found in the index:


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Arterial thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Arterial thoracic outlet syndrome due to cervical rib
  • Axillary nerve compression
  • Axillary nerve lesion
  • Bilateral brachial plexopathy of upper limbs
  • Bilateral neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome of brachial plexus
  • Bilateral thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Brachial neuritis
  • Brachial neuritis
  • Brachial neuritis of left upper limb
  • Brachial neuritis of right upper limb
  • Brachial plexopathy of left upper limb
  • Brachial plexopathy of right upper limb
  • Brachial plexus disorder
  • Compression of brachial plexus
  • Compression of vein
  • Compression of vein
  • Compression of vein
  • Costoclavicular syndrome
  • Disorder of bilateral brachial plexus
  • Heredofamilial brachial plexus paralysis syndrome
  • Hyperabduction syndrome
  • Left thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Left venous thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Lower brachial plexus neuropathy
  • Middle brachial plexus neuropathy
  • Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome associated with cervical band
  • Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome of left brachial plexus
  • Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome of right brachial plexus
  • Right thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Right venous thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Scalenus anticus syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome associated with cervical rib
  • Upper brachial plexus neuropathy
  • Vascular thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Venous thoracic outlet syndrome

Clinical Information

  • BRACHIAL PLEXUS NEUROPATHIES-. diseases of the cervical and first thoracic roots nerve trunks cords and peripheral nerve components of the brachial plexus. clinical manifestations include regional pain paresthesia; muscle weakness and decreased sensation hypesthesia in the upper extremity. these disorders may be associated with trauma including birth injuries; thoracic outlet syndrome; neoplasms; neuritis; radiotherapy; and other conditions. from adams et al. principles of neurology 6th ed pp1351 2

Convert G54.0 to ICD-9

  • 353.0 - Brachial plexus lesions (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Nerve, nerve root and plexus disorders (G50-G59)
      • Nerve root and plexus disorders (G54)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients

Brachial Plexus Injuries

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that sends signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Damage to the brachial plexus can cause symptoms such as

  • A limp or paralyzed arm
  • Lack of muscle control in the arm, hand, or wrist
  • Lack of feeling or sensation in the arm or hand

Brachial plexus injuries can happen because of shoulder trauma, tumors, or inflammation. Sometimes they happen during childbirth when a baby's shoulders become stuck during delivery and the nerves stretch or tear.

Some brachial plexus injuries may heal without treatment. Many children who are injured during birth improve or recover by 3 to 4 months of age. Treatment includes physical therapy and, in some cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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