ICD-10-CM Code G83.81

Brown-Sequard syndrome

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

G83.81 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of brown-sequard syndrome. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 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.

ICD-10:G83.81
Short Description:Brown-Sequard syndrome
Long Description:Brown-Sequard 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:


Synonyms

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

  • Brown-Séquard syndrome

Clinical Information

  • 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

  • 344.89 - Oth spcf paralytic synd (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Cerebral palsy and other paralytic syndromes (G80-G83)
      • Other paralytic syndromes (G83)

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

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 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.

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