ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 349.2

Disorder of meninges NEC

Diagnosis Code 349.2

ICD-9: 349.2
Short Description: Disorder of meninges NEC
Long Description: Disorders of meninges, not elsewhere classified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 349.2

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (320–359)
    • Other disorders of the central nervous system (340-349)
      • 349 Other and unspecified disorders of the nervous system

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acquired meningocele
  • Acquired pseudomeningocele
  • Adhesions - cerebral meninges
  • Adhesions - spinal meninges
  • Cyst of spinal meninges
  • Disorder of meninges
  • Ependymal cyst of spinal cord
  • Extradural spinal arachnoid cyst
  • Intradural spinal arachnoid cyst
  • Intraspinal epidural granuloma
  • Intraspinal granuloma
  • Intraspinal subdural granuloma
  • Meningeal adhesions
  • Meningeal cyst
  • Meningocele - cerebral
  • Meningocele - cranial
  • Postoperative meningocele
  • Pseudomeningocele
  • Spinal arachnoid cyst
  • Spinal epidermoid cyst
  • Traumatic cyst of leptomeninges
  • Traumatic meningocele

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 349.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Brain Diseases

The brain is the control center of the body. It controls thoughts, memory, speech, and movement. It regulates the function of many organs. When the brain is healthy, it works quickly and automatically. However, when problems occur, the results can be devastating.

Inflammation in the brain can lead to problems such as vision loss, weakness and paralysis. Loss of brain cells, which happens if you suffer a stroke, can affect your ability to think clearly. Brain tumors can also press on nerves and affect brain function. Some brain diseases are genetic. And we do not know what causes some brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.

The symptoms of brain diseases vary widely depending on the specific problem. In some cases, damage is permanent. In other cases, treatments such as surgery, medicines, or physical therapy can correct the source of the problem or improve symptoms.

  • Basal ganglia dysfunction
  • Brain abscess
  • Brain surgery
  • Brain surgery - discharge
  • Central pontine myelinolysis
  • Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) collection
  • EEG
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Hepatocerebral degeneration
  • Increased intracranial pressure
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage of the newborn
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
  • Subdural hematoma
  • Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome

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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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