Myelopathy (spinal cord)

Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term myelopathy (spinal cord) 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".

  • Myelopathy (spinal cord) - G95.9 Disease of spinal cord, unspecified
    • drug-induced - G95.89 Other specified diseases of spinal cord
    • in (due to)
      • degeneration or displacement, intervertebral disc NEC - See: Disorder, disc, with, myelopathy;
      • infection - See: Encephalitis;
      • intervertebral disc disorder - See Also: Disorder, disc, with, myelopathy;
      • mercury
      • neoplastic disease - See Also: Neoplasm; - D49.9 Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of unspecified site
      • pernicious anemia - D51.0 Vitamin B12 deficiency anemia due to intrinsic factor deficiency
      • spondylosis - See: Spondylosis, with myelopathy NEC;
    • necrotic (subacute) (vascular) - G95.19 Other vascular myelopathies
    • radiation-induced - G95.89 Other specified diseases of spinal cord
    • spondylogenic NEC - See: Spondylosis, with myelopathy NEC;
    • toxic - G95.89 Other specified diseases of spinal cord
    • transverse, acute - G37.3 Acute transverse myelitis in demyelinating disease of central nervous system
    • vascular - G95.19 Other vascular myelopathies
    • vitamin B12 - E53.8 Deficiency of other specified B group vitamins

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to myelopathy (spinal cord) within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.

Infection: Invasion of the host organism by microorganisms that can cause pathological conditions or diseases.

Mercury: A silver metallic element that exists as a liquid at room temperature. It has the atomic symbol Hg (from hydrargyrum, liquid silver), atomic number 80, and atomic weight 200.59. Mercury is used in many industrial applications and its salts have been employed therapeutically as purgatives, antisyphilitics, disinfectants, and astringents. It can be absorbed through the skin and mucous membranes which leads to MERCURY POISONING. Because of its toxicity, the clinical use of mercury and mercurials is diminishing.

Anemia, Pernicious: A megaloblastic anemia occurring in children but more commonly in later life, characterized by histamine-fast achlorhydria, in which the laboratory and clinical manifestations are based on malabsorption of vitamin B 12 due to a failure of the gastric mucosa to secrete adequate and potent intrinsic factor. (Dorland, 27th ed)

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

Vitamin B 12: A cobalt-containing coordination compound produced by intestinal micro-organisms and found also in soil and water. Higher plants do not concentrate vitamin B 12 from the soil and so are a poor source of the substance as compared with animal tissues. INTRINSIC FACTOR is important for the assimilation of vitamin B 12.