Specific code 2009 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 997.09
Other nervous system complications
  • Short description: SURG COMP NERV SYSTM NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 997.09 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 997.09 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2009 version of ICD-9-CM 997.09.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 997.09: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • Cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture
  • Postoperative cerebrospinal fluid leak
  • Postoperative cerebrospinal otorrhea
  • Postoperative meningocele
  • Postoperative tethered cord syndrome
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 997.09 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G03.8 Meningitis due to other specified causes
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G97.0 Cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G97.81 Other intraoperative complications of nervous system
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G97.82 Other postprocedural complications and disorders of nervous system
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 997.09:
  • Leakage
    • spinal fluid at lumbar puncture site 997.09
  • Meningitis (basal) (basic) (basilar) (brain) (cerebral) (cervical) (congestive) (diffuse) (hemorrhagic) (infantile) (membranous) (metastatic) (nonspecific) (pontine) (progressive) (simple) (spinal) (subacute) (sympathetica) (toxic) 322.9
    • sterile 997.09
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) 344.9
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