ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 351.8

Facial nerve dis NEC

Diagnosis Code 351.8

ICD-9: 351.8
Short Description: Facial nerve dis NEC
Long Description: Other facial nerve disorders
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 351.8

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the nervous system (320–359)
    • Disorders of the peripheral nervous system (350-359)
      • 351 Facial nerve disorders

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Alajouanine's syndrome
  • Cheilitis granulomatosa of Miescher-Melkersson-Rosenthal
  • Chorda tympani disorder
  • Clonic facial spasm
  • Compression facial neuropathy
  • Facial myokymia
  • Facial nerve sensory disorder
  • Facial neuralgia
  • Facial spasm
  • Facial tic disorder
  • Granulomatous cheilitis
  • Hemifacial spasm
  • Melkersson's syndrome
  • Nervus intermedius neuralgia
  • Nuclear facial nerve paralysis
  • On examination - cranial 7 -paralysis-lower motor neuron
  • On examination - cranial 7 -paralysis-upper motor neuron
  • On examination - cranial nerve 7-palsy-lower motor neuron
  • Palatal-tympanic myoclonus
  • Supranuclear facial nerve paralysis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 351.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Facial Injuries and Disorders

Face injuries and disorders can cause pain and affect how you look. In severe cases, they can affect sight, speech, breathing and your ability to swallow. Broken bones, especially the bones of your nose, cheekbone and jaw, are common facial injuries.

Certain diseases also lead to facial disorders. For example, nerve diseases like trigeminal neuralgia or Bell's palsy sometimes cause facial pain, spasms and trouble with eye or facial movement. Birth defects can also affect the face. They can cause underdeveloped or unusually prominent facial features or a lack of facial expression. Cleft lip and palate are a common facial birth defect.

  • Face pain
  • Facial nerve palsy due to birth trauma
  • Facial paralysis
  • Facial trauma

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