ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 854.00

Brain injury NEC

Diagnosis Code 854.00

ICD-9: 854.00
Short Description: Brain injury NEC
Long Description: Intracranial injury of other and unspecified nature without mention of open intracranial wound, unspecified state of consciousness
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 854.00

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Intracranial injury, excluding those with skull fracture (850-854)
      • 854 Intracranial injury of other and unspecified nature

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acquired brain injury
  • Brain damage - traumatic
  • Brain injury without open intracranial wound
  • Brain injury, without skull fracture
  • Burst lobe of brain
  • Cerebellar decompression injury
  • Cerebral decompression injury
  • Cerebral trauma
  • Concussion injury of cerebrum
  • Diffuse brain injury
  • Focal brain injury
  • Hypothalamic injury
  • Injuries of brain and cranial nerves with injuries of nerves and spinal cord at neck level
  • Intracranial injury
  • Intracranial injury with prolonged coma without open wound
  • Intracranial injury, without skull fracture
  • Traumatic AND/OR non-traumatic brain injury
  • Traumatic arachnoid cyst
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Traumatic cerebral edema without open intracranial wound
  • Traumatic focal cerebral edema
  • Traumatic generalized cerebral edema

Information for Patients

Traumatic Brain Injury

Also called: Acquired brain injury, TBI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when a bump, blow, jolt, or other head injury causes damage to the brain. Every year, millions of people in the U.S. suffer brain injuries. More than half are bad enough that people must go to the hospital. The worst injuries can lead to permanent brain damage or death. Half of all TBIs are from motor vehicle accidents. Military personnel in combat zones are also at risk.

Symptoms of a TBI may not appear until days or weeks following the injury. A concussion is the mildest type. It can cause a headache or neck pain, nausea, ringing in the ears, dizziness, and tiredness. People with a moderate or severe TBI may have those, plus other symptoms:

  • A headache that gets worse or does not go away
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Inability to awaken from sleep
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness or numbness in the arms and legs
  • Dilated eye pupils

Health care professionals use a neurological exam and imaging tests to assess TBI. Serious traumatic brain injuries need emergency treatment. Treatment and outcome depend on how severe the injury is. TBI can cause a wide range of changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, or emotions. TBI can be associated with post-traumatic stress disorder. People with severe injuries usually need rehabilitation.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Brain injury - discharge
  • Chronic subdural hematoma
  • EEG
  • Extradural hemorrhage
  • Facts about Concussion and Brain Injury (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Head injury - first aid
  • Intracranial pressure monitoring
  • Shaken baby syndrome
  • Subdural hematoma

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