ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 336.8

Myelopathy NEC

Diagnosis Code 336.8

ICD-9: 336.8
Short Description: Myelopathy NEC
Long Description: Other myelopathy
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 336.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (320–359)
    • Hereditary and degenerative diseases of the central nervous system (330-337)
      • 336 Other diseases of spinal cord

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Conus medullaris syndrome
  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Drug-induced myelopathy
  • Loculation syndrome
  • Myelomalacia
  • Poliomyelomalacia
  • Radiation-induced myelopathy
  • Spinopontine degeneration

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 336.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Spinal Cord Diseases

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. It is protected by your vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up your spine. If you have an accident that damages the vertebrae or other parts of the spine, this can also injure the spinal cord. Other spinal cord problems include

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

Symptoms vary but might include pain, numbness, loss of sensation and muscle weakness. These symptoms can occur around the spinal cord, and also in other areas such as your arms and legs. Treatments often include medicines and surgery.

  • Epidural abscess
  • Spinal cord abscess
  • Spinal tumor
  • Subacute combined degeneration
  • Syphilitic myelopathy

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