ICD-10-CM Code G96.19

Other disorders of meninges, not elsewhere classified

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

G96.19 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of other disorders of meninges, not elsewhere classified. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code G96.19 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acquired meningocele, acquired meningocele, acquired pseudomeningocele, angiomatosis of meninges, cyst of spinal meninges, dural ossification, etc

Short Description:Other disorders of meninges, not elsewhere classified
Long Description:Other disorders of meninges, not elsewhere classified

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 G96.19 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:

  • Acquired meningocele
  • Acquired meningocele
  • Acquired pseudomeningocele
  • Angiomatosis of meninges
  • Cyst of spinal meninges
  • Dural ossification
  • Ependymal cyst
  • Ependymal cyst of spinal cord
  • Ependymal cyst of spinal meninges
  • Infection causing cyst of central nervous system
  • Infection causing cyst of central nervous system
  • Infection causing spinal epidural cyst
  • Infection causing spinal subdural cyst
  • Meningeal melanosis
  • Meningocele of vertex
  • Ossifying pachymeningitis
  • Postoperative meningocele
  • Pseudomeningocele
  • Subpial siderosis
  • Superficial siderosis of central nervous system
  • Traumatic meningocele

Convert G96.19 to ICD-9

  • 349.2 - Disorder of meninges NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Other disorders of the nervous system (G89-G99)
      • Other disorders of central nervous system (G96)

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

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Inflammation in the brain can lead to problems such as vision loss, weakness and paralysis. Loss of brain cells, which happens if you suffer a stroke, can affect your ability to think clearly. Brain tumors can also press on nerves and affect brain function. Some brain diseases are genetic. And we do not know what causes some brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.

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Spinal Cord Diseases

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  • Tumors
  • Infections such as meningitis and polio
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy

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