2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G80.0

Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
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Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system
    • Cerebral palsy and other paralytic syndromes
      • Cerebral palsy

G80.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

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

  • Adult familial nephronophthisis with spastic quadriparesia syndrome
  • Congenital ichthyosis, intellectual disability, spastic quadriplegia syndrome
  • Congenital ichthyosis, microcephalus, tetraplegia syndrome
  • Disorder of serine metabolism
  • Inherited congenital spastic tetraplegia
  • Medullary cystic disease, adult type
  • Muscle weakness of upper limb
  • Paresis of left lower limb
  • Paresis of right lower limb
  • Spastic tetraparesis
  • Spastic tetraplegia
  • Spastic tetraplegia
  • Spastic tetraplegia
  • Spastic tetraplegia
  • Spastic tetraplegia with rigidity syndrome
  • Spastic tetraplegia, retinitis pigmentosa, intellectual disability syndrome
  • Spastic tetraplegia, thin corpus callosum, progressive postnatal microcephaly syndrome
  • Tetraparesis
  • Tetraplegic cerebral palsy
  • Weakness of bilateral lower limb
  • Weakness of left lower limb
  • Weakness of left upper limb
  • Weakness of right lower limb
  • Weakness of right upper limb

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Cerebral Palsy

    a heterogeneous group of nonprogressive motor disorders caused by chronic brain injuries that originate in the prenatal period, perinatal period, or first few years of life. the four major subtypes are spastic, athetoid, ataxic, and mixed cerebral palsy, with spastic forms being the most common. the motor disorder may range from difficulties with fine motor control to severe spasticity (see muscle spasticity) in all limbs. spastic diplegia (little disease) is the most common subtype, and is characterized by spasticity that is more prominent in the legs than in the arms. pathologically, this condition may be associated with leukomalacia, periventricular. (from dev med child neurol 1998 aug;40(8):520-7)

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

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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.
  • Congenital spastic paralysis (cerebral)

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert G80.0 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 343.2 - Congenital quadriplegia

Patient Education

Cerebral Palsy

What is cerebral palsy (CP)?

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that cause problems with movement, balance, and posture. CP affects the cerebral motor cortex. This is the part of the brain that directs muscle movement. In fact, the first part of the name, cerebral, means having to do with the brain. The second part, palsy, means weakness or problems with using the muscles.

What are the types of cerebral palsy (CP)?

There are different types of CP:

  • Spastic cerebral palsy, which is the most common type. It causes increased muscle tone, stiff muscles, and awkward movements. Sometimes it only affects one part of the body. In other cases, it can affect both arms and legs, the trunk, and the face.
  • Dyskinetic cerebral palsy, which causes problems controlling the movement of the hands, arms, feet, and legs. This can make it hard to sit and walk.
  • Ataxic cerebral palsy, which causes problems with balance and coordination.
  • Mixed cerebral palsy, which means that you have symptoms of more than one type.

What causes cerebral palsy (CP)?

CP is caused by abnormal development or damage to the developing brain. It could happen when:

  • The cerebral motor cortex doesn't develop normally during fetal growth
  • There is an injury to the brain before, during, or after birth

Both the brain damage and the disabilities it causes are permanent.

Who is at risk for cerebral palsy (CP)?

CP is more common among boys than girls. It affects black children more often than white children.

Certain medical conditions or events that can happen during pregnancy and delivery that may increase a baby's risk of being born with cerebral palsy, including:

  • Being born too small
  • Being born too early
  • Being born a twin or other multiple birth
  • Being conceived by in vitro fertilization (IVF) or other assisted reproductive technology (ART)
  • An infection in the pregnant parent
  • Health problems in the pregnant parent, such as thyroid problems
  • Severe jaundice
  • Having complications during birth
  • Rh incompatibility
  • Seizures
  • Exposure to toxins

What are the signs of cerebral palsy (CP)?

There are many different types and levels of disability with CP. So the signs can be different in each child.

The signs usually appear in the early months of life. But sometimes there is a delay in getting a diagnosis until after age two. Infants with CP often have developmental delays. They are slow to reach developmental milestones such as learning to roll over, sit, crawl, or walk. They may also have abnormal muscle tone. They may seem floppy, or they may be stiff or rigid.

It's important to know that children without CP can also have these signs. Contact your child's health care provider know if your child has any of these signs, so you can get a correct diagnosis.

How is cerebral palsy (CP) diagnosed?

Diagnosing CP involves several steps:

  • Developmental monitoring (or surveillance) means tracking a child's growth and development over time. If there are any concerns about your child's development, then he or she should have a developmental screening test as soon as possible.
  • Developmental screening involves a giving your child a short test to check for motor, movement, or other developmental delays. If the screenings are not normal, the provider will recommend some evaluations.
  • Developmental and medical evaluations are done to diagnose which disorder your child has. The provider many use many tools to make the diagnosis:
    • A check of your child's motor skills, muscle tone, reflexes, and posture.
    • A medical history.
    • Lab tests, genetic tests, and/or imaging tests.

What are the treatments for cerebral palsy (CP)?

There is no cure for CP, but treatment can improve the lives of those who have it. It is important to begin a treatment program as early as possible.

A team of health professionals will work with you and your child to develop a treatment plan. Common treatments include:

  • Medicines
  • Surgery
  • Assistive devices
  • Physical, occupational, recreational, and speech therapy

Can cerebral palsy (CP) be prevented?

You cannot prevent the genetic problems that can cause CP. But it may be possible to manage or avoid some of the risk factors for CP. For example, making sure that pregnant women have been vaccinated could prevent certain infections that can cause CP in unborn babies. Using cars seats for infants and toddlers could prevent head injuries, which can be a cause of CP.

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Chronic - a chronic condition code indicates a condition lasting 12 months or longer and its effect on the patient based on one or both of the following criteria:

  • The condition results in the need for ongoing intervention with medical products,treatment, services, and special equipment
  • The condition places limitations on self-care, independent living, and social interactions.