ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S24.154D

Oth incomplete lesion at T11-T12, subs

Diagnosis Code S24.154D

ICD-10: S24.154D
Short Description: Oth incomplete lesion at T11-T12, subs
Long Description: Other incomplete lesion at T11-T12 level of thoracic spinal cord, subsequent encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S24.154D

Valid for Submission
The code S24.154D is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the thorax (S20-S29)
      • Injury of nerves and spinal cord at thorax level (S24)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S24.154D is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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The code S24.154D is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Central thoracic cord injury, without bony injury, T7-12
  • Incomplete spinal cord lesion at T7-T12 level without bone injury
  • Injury at T7-T12 level with posterior cord syndrome AND without bone injury
  • Open fracture of T7-T12 level with incomplete spinal cord lesion
  • Open fracture of T7-T12 level with posterior cord syndrome
  • Open fracture of T7-T12 level with spinal cord injury
  • Open fracture of T7-T12 level with spinal cord injury
  • Open fracture of T7-T12 level with spinal cord injury
  • Open spinal fracture with posterior thoracic cord lesion, T7-12
  • Posterior thoracic cord injury without bony injury, T7-12
  • Thoracic cord injury without spinal bone injury
  • Thoracic cord injury without spinal bone injury

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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