Specific code 2010 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 851.70
Cerebellar or brain stem laceration with open intracranial wound with state of consciousness unspecified
  • Short description: Cerebel lacer w open wnd.
  • ICD-9-CM 851.70 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 851.70 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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851.70 can be converted using the following scenario:
Scenario 1
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S06.370A Contusion, laceration, and hemorrhage of cerebellum without loss of consciousness, initial encounter
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S06.380A Contusion, laceration, and hemorrhage of brainstem without loss of consciousness, initial encounter
  • With:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM S01.90XA Unspecified open wound of unspecified part of head, initial encounter
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