Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term compression to review the available sub terms and properly select the ICD-10 code with the highest degree of specificity. Instructional notations will guide the coder with information such as "see", "see also", "with", "without", "due to", and "code by site".

  • Compression
    • artery - I77.1 Stricture of artery
      • celiac, syndrome - I77.4 Celiac artery compression syndrome
    • brachial plexus - G54.0 Brachial plexus disorders
    • brain (stem) - G93.5 Compression of brain
      • due to
        • contusion (diffuse) - See: Injury, intracranial, diffuse;
          • focal - See: Injury, intracranial, focal;
        • injury NEC - See: Injury, intracranial, diffuse;
      • traumatic - See: Injury, intracranial, diffuse;
    • bronchus - J98.09 Other diseases of bronchus, not elsewhere classified
    • cauda equina - G83.4 Cauda equina syndrome
    • celiac (artery) (axis) - I77.4 Celiac artery compression syndrome
    • cerebral - See: Compression, brain;
    • cervical plexus - G54.2 Cervical root disorders, not elsewhere classified
    • cord
      • spinal - See: Compression, spinal;
      • umbilical - See: Compression, umbilical cord;
    • cranial nerve - G52.9 Cranial nerve disorder, unspecified
      • eighth
      • eleventh - G52.8 Disorders of other specified cranial nerves
      • fifth - G50.8 Other disorders of trigeminal nerve
      • first - G52.0 Disorders of olfactory nerve
      • fourth - See: Strabismus, paralytic, fourth nerve;
      • ninth - G52.1 Disorders of glossopharyngeal nerve
      • second - See: Disorder, nerve, optic;
      • seventh - G51.8 Other disorders of facial nerve
      • sixth - See: Strabismus, paralytic, sixth nerve;
      • tenth - G52.2 Disorders of vagus nerve
      • third - See: Strabismus, paralytic, third nerve;
      • twelfth - G52.3 Disorders of hypoglossal nerve
    • diver's squeeze - T70.3 Caisson disease [decompression sickness]
    • during birth (newborn) - P15.9 Birth injury, unspecified
    • esophagus - K22.2 Esophageal obstruction
    • eustachian tube - See: Obstruction, eustachian tube, cartilaginous;
    • facies - Q67.1 Congenital compression facies
    • fracture
      • nontraumatic NOS - See: Collapse, vertebra;
      • pathological - See: Fracture, pathological;
      • traumatic - See: Fracture, traumatic;
    • heart - See: Disease, heart;
    • intestine - See: Obstruction, intestine;
    • laryngeal nerve, recurrent - G52.2 Disorders of vagus nerve
      • with paralysis of vocal cords and larynx - J38.00 Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx, unspecified
        • bilateral - J38.02 Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx, bilateral
        • unilateral - J38.01 Paralysis of vocal cords and larynx, unilateral
    • lumbosacral plexus - G54.1 Lumbosacral plexus disorders
    • lung - J98.4 Other disorders of lung
    • lymphatic vessel - I89.0 Lymphedema, not elsewhere classified
    • medulla - See: Compression, brain;
    • nerve - See Also: Disorder, nerve; - G58.9 Mononeuropathy, unspecified
      • arm NEC - See: Mononeuropathy, upper limb;
      • axillary - G54.0 Brachial plexus disorders
      • cranial - See: Compression, cranial nerve;
      • leg NEC - See: Mononeuropathy, lower limb;
      • median (in carpal tunnel) - See: Syndrome, carpal tunnel;
      • optic - See: Disorder, nerve, optic;
      • plantar - See: Lesion, nerve, plantar;
      • posterior tibial (in tarsal tunnel) - See: Syndrome, tarsal tunnel;
      • root or plexus NOS (in) - G54.9 Nerve root and plexus disorder, unspecified
        • intervertebral disc disorder NEC - See: Disorder, disc, with, radiculopathy;
          • with myelopathy - See: Disorder, disc, with, myelopathy;
        • neoplastic disease - See Also: Neoplasm; - D49.9 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of unspecified site
        • spondylosis - See: Spondylosis, with radiculopathy;
      • sciatic (acute) - See: Lesion, nerve, sciatic;
      • sympathetic - G90.8 Other disorders of autonomic nervous system
      • traumatic - See: Injury, nerve;
      • ulnar - See: Lesion, nerve, ulnar;
      • upper extremity NEC - See: Mononeuropathy, upper limb;
    • spinal (cord) - G95.20 Unspecified cord compression
      • by displacement of intervertebral disc NEC - See Also: Disorder, disc, with, myelopathy;
      • nerve root NOS - G54.9 Nerve root and plexus disorder, unspecified
        • due to displacement of intervertebral disc NEC - See: Disorder, disc, with, radiculopathy;
          • with myelopathy - See: Disorder, disc, with, myelopathy;
      • specified NEC - G95.29 Other cord compression
      • spondylogenic (cervical) (lumbar, lumbosacral) (thoracic) - See: Spondylosis, with myelopathy NEC;
        • anterior - See: Syndrome, anterior, spinal artery, compression;
      • traumatic - See: Injury, spinal cord, by region;
    • subcostal nerve (syndrome) - See: Mononeuropathy, upper limb, specified NEC;
    • sympathetic nerve NEC - G90.8 Other disorders of autonomic nervous system
    • syndrome - T79.5 Traumatic anuria
    • trachea - J39.8 Other specified diseases of upper respiratory tract
    • ulnar nerve (by scar tissue) - See: Lesion, nerve, ulnar;
    • umbilical cord
      • complicating delivery - O69.2 Labor and delivery complicated by other cord entanglement, with compression
        • cord around neck - O69.1 Labor and delivery complicated by cord around neck, with compression
        • prolapse - O69.0 Labor and delivery complicated by prolapse of cord
        • specified NEC - O69.2 Labor and delivery complicated by other cord entanglement, with compression
    • ureter - N13.5 Crossing vessel and stricture of ureter without hydronephrosis
    • vein - I87.1 Compression of vein
    • vena cava (inferior) (superior) - I87.1 Compression of vein
    • with injury - code by Nature of injury

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to compression within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.

Arteries: The vessels carrying blood away from the heart.

Brachial Plexus: The large network of nerve fibers which distributes the innervation of the upper extremity. The brachial plexus extends from the neck into the axilla. In humans, the nerves of the plexus usually originate from the lower cervical and the first thoracic spinal cord segments (C5-C8 and T1), but variations are not uncommon.

Cauda Equina: The lower part of the SPINAL CORD consisting of the lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal nerve roots.

Cranial Nerves: Twelve pairs of nerves that carry general afferent, visceral afferent, special afferent, somatic efferent, and autonomic efferent fibers.

Esophagus: The muscular membranous segment between the PHARYNX and the STOMACH in the UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.

Eustachian Tube: A narrow passageway that connects the upper part of the throat to the TYMPANIC CAVITY.

Facies: The appearance of the face that is often characteristic of a disease or pathological condition, as the elfin facies of WILLIAMS SYNDROME or the mongoloid facies of DOWN SYNDROME. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)

Heart: The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.

Intestines: The section of the alimentary canal from the STOMACH to the ANAL CANAL. It includes the LARGE INTESTINE and SMALL INTESTINE.

Lumbosacral Plexus: The lumbar and sacral plexuses taken together. The fibers of the lumbosacral plexus originate in the lumbar and upper sacral spinal cord (L1 to S3) and innervate the lower extremities.

Lung: Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.

Lymphatic Vessels: Tubular vessels that are involved in the transport of LYMPH and LYMPHOCYTES.

Prolapse: The protrusion of an organ or part of an organ into a natural or artificial orifice.

Spondylosis: A degenerative spinal disease that can involve any part of the VERTEBRA, the INTERVERTEBRAL DISK, and the surrounding soft tissue.

Syndrome: A characteristic symptom complex.

Trachea: The cartilaginous and membranous tube descending from the larynx and branching into the right and left main bronchi.

Umbilical Cord: The flexible rope-like structure that connects a developing FETUS to the PLACENTA in mammals. The cord contains blood vessels which carry oxygen and nutrients from the mother to the fetus and waste products away from the fetus.

Ureter: One of a pair of thick-walled tubes that transports urine from the KIDNEY PELVIS to the URINARY BLADDER.

Veins: The vessels carrying blood away from the CAPILLARY BEDS.