Specific code 2008 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 348.2
Benign intracranial hypertension
  • Short description: PSEUDOTUMOR CEREBRI.
  • ICD-9-CM 348.2 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 348.2 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 348.2.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 348.2: 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
348.2 Excludes
  • hypertensive encephalopathy (437.2)
Applies To
  • Pseudotumor cerebri
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 348.2 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G93.2 Benign intracranial hypertension
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 348.2:
  • Hydrocephalus (acquired) (external) (internal) (malignant) (noncommunicating) (obstructive) (recurrent) 331.4
    • otitic 348.2
  • Meningitis (basal) (basic) (basilar) (brain) (cerebral) (cervical) (congestive) (diffuse) (hemorrhagic) (infantile) (membranous) (metastatic) (nonspecific) (pontine) (progressive) (simple) (spinal) (subacute) (sympathetica) (toxic) 322.9
    • serous NEC (see also Meningitis, aseptic) 047.9
      • lymphocytic 049.0
      • syndrome 348.2
  • Otitic hydrocephalus 348.2
  • Pressure
    • increased
      • intracranial 781.99
        • due to
          • benign intracranial hypertension 348.2
          • hydrocephalus -see hydrocephalus
          • injury at birth 767.8
      • intraocular 365.00
  • Pseudohydrocephalus 348.2
  • Pseudotumor
    • cerebri 348.2
  • Symonds' syndrome 348.2
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • serous meningitis 348.2
    • Symonds' 348.2
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