Specific code 2010 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 722.72
Intervertebral disc disorder with myelopathy thoracic region
  • Short description: Thor disc dis w myelopat.
  • ICD-9-CM 722.72 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 722.72 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 722.72: 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 722.72 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M51.04 Intervertebral disc disorders with myelopathy, thoracic region
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM M51.05 Intervertebral disc disorders with myelopathy, thoracolumbar region
Approximate Synonyms
  • Disorder intervertebral disc w/ myelopathy
  • Herniation of thoracic disc w myelopathy
  • Herniation thoracic intervertebral disc
  • Intervertebral disc disorder of thoracic region with myelopathy
  • Intervertebral disc disorders w myelopathy
  • Intervertebral disc disorders w myelopathy of thoracolumbar spine
  • Thoracic disc disorder w myelopathy
  • Thoracic disc disorder with myelopathy
  • Thoracic disc herniation w myelopathy
  • Thoracic disc herniation with myelopathy
  • Thoracic disc prolapse with myelopathy
  • Thoracolumbar disc disorder with myelopathy
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 722.72:
  • Compression
  • Degeneration, degenerative
    • intervertebral disc 722.6
      • with myelopathy 722.70
      • cervical, cervicothoracic 722.4
      • lumbar, lumbosacral 722.52
      • thoracic, thoracolumbar 722.51
        • with myelopathy 722.72
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
  • Displacement, displaced
    • intervertebral disc (with neuritis, radiculitis, sciatica, or other pain) 722.2
      • with myelopathy 722.70
      • cervical, cervicodorsal, cervicothoracic 722.0
        • with myelopathy 722.71
        • due to major trauma - see Dislocation, vertebra, cervical
      • due to trauma - see Dislocation, vertebra
      • lumbar, lumbosacral 722.10
        • with myelopathy 722.73
        • due to major trauma - see Dislocation, vertebra, lumbar
      • thoracic, thoracolumbar 722.11
        • with myelopathy 722.72
        • due to major trauma - see Dislocation, vertebra, thoracic
  • Myelopathy (spinal cord) 336.9
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