ICD-10 Diagnosis Code G54.0

Brachial plexus disorders

Diagnosis Code G54.0

ICD-10: G54.0
Short Description: Brachial plexus disorders
Long Description: Brachial plexus disorders
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code G54.0

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (G00–G99)
    • Nerve, nerve root and plexus disorders (G50-G59)
      • Nerve root and plexus disorders (G54)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Arterial thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Arterial thoracic outlet syndrome due to cervical rib
  • Axillary nerve compression
  • Axillary nerve lesion
  • Brachial plexus disorder
  • Compression of brachial plexus
  • Compression of vein
  • Costoclavicular syndrome
  • Extrinsic compression of artery
  • Extrinsic compression of artery
  • Heredofamilial brachial plexus paralysis syndrome
  • Hyperabduction syndrome
  • Lower brachial plexus neuropathy
  • Middle brachial plexus neuropathy
  • Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome associated with cervical band
  • Neuropathy of left brachial plexus
  • Neuropathy of right brachial plexus
  • Scalenus anticus syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome associated with cervical rib
  • Upper brachial plexus neuropathy
  • Vascular thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Venous thoracic outlet syndrome

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code G54.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Brachial Plexus Injuries

The brachial plexus is a network of nerves that sends signals from the spine to the shoulder, arm, and hand. Damage to the brachial plexus can cause symptoms such as

  • A limp or paralyzed arm
  • Lack of muscle control in the arm, hand, or wrist
  • Lack of feeling or sensation in the arm or hand

Brachial plexus injuries can happen because of shoulder trauma, tumors, or inflammation. Sometimes they happen during childbirth when a baby's shoulders become stuck during delivery and the nerves stretch or tear.

Some brachial plexus injuries may heal without treatment. Many children who are injured during birth improve or recover by 3 to 4 months of age. Treatment includes physical therapy and, in some cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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