Valid for Submission
G83.81 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of brown-sequard syndrome. The code G83.81 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 G83.81 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like brown-séquard 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 G83.81 are found in the index:
- - Brown-Séquard disease, paralysis or syndrome - G83.81
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Brown-Séquard syndrome
- BROWN SEQUARD SYNDROME-. a syndrome associated with injury to the lateral half of the spinal cord. the condition is characterized by the following clinical features which are found below the level of the lesion: contralateral hemisensory anesthesia to pain and temperature ipsilateral loss of propioception and ipsilateral motor paralysis. tactile sensation is generally spared. from adams et al. principles of neurology 6th ed p162.
Convert G83.81 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code G83.81 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
Spinal Cord Injuries
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. A spinal cord injury disrupts the signals. Spinal cord injuries usually begin with a blow that fractures (breaks) or dislocates your vertebrae, the bone disks that make up your spine. Most injuries don't cut through your spinal cord. Instead, they cause damage when pieces of vertebrae tear into cord tissue or press down on the nerve parts that carry signals.
Spinal cord injuries can be complete or incomplete. With a complete spinal cord injury, the cord can't send signals below the level of the injury. As a result, you are paralyzed below the injury. With an incomplete injury, you have some movement and sensation below the injury.
A spinal cord injury is a medical emergency. Immediate treatment can reduce long-term effects. Treatments may include medicines, braces or traction to stabilize the spine, and surgery. Later treatment usually includes medicines and rehabilitation therapy. Mobility aids and assistive devices may help you to get around and do some daily tasks.
NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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