Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 336.9
Unspecified disease of spinal cord
  • Short description: SPINAL CORD DISEASE NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 336.9 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 336.9 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2008 version of ICD-9-CM 336.9.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 336.9: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Acquired tethered cord syndrome (disorder)
  • Myelopathy
  • Posterior cord syndrome
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Spinal cord disorder (disorder)
  • Spinal cord lesion
  • Spinal cord lesion - no # (disorder)
  • Tethered cord syndrome, acquired
336.9 Excludes
Applies To
  • Cord compression NOS
  • Myelopathy NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 336.9 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G95.9 Disease of spinal cord, unspecified
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 336.9:
  • Block
    • spinal cord 336.9
  • Change(s) (of) - see also Removal of
    • spinal cord 336.9
  • Compression
    • spinal (cord) (old or nontraumatic) 336.9
      • by displacement of intervertebral disc - see Displacement, intervertebral disc
      • nerve
        • root NEC 724.9
          • postoperative 722.80
          • traumatic - see Injury, nerve, spinal
        • traumatic - see Injury, nerve, spinal
      • spondylogenic 721.91
      • traumatic - see also Injury, spinal, by site
        • with fracture, vertebra - see Fracture, vertebra, by site, with spinal cord injury
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
  • Lesion(s)
    • spinal cord 336.9
      • congenital 742.9
      • traumatic (complete) (incomplete) (transverse) - see also Injury, spinal, by site
        • with
          • broken
            • back - see Fracture, vertebra, by site, with spinal cord injury
            • neck - see Fracture, vertebra, cervical, with spinal cord injury
          • fracture, vertebra - see Fracture, vertebra, by site, with spinal cord injury
  • Myelopathy (spinal cord) 336.9
    • necrotic (subacute) 336.1
    • transverse (see also Myelitis) 323.82
  • Pressure
    • spinal cord 336.9
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