Specific code 2010 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 952.03
C1-c4 level with central cord syndrome
  • Short description: Central cord synd/c1-c4.
  • ICD-9-CM 952.03 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 952.03 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2010 version of ICD-9-CM 952.03.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 952.03: 2011 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Central cervical cord injury, without spinal bony injury, C1-4
  • Central cord syndrome at C1 level
  • Central cord syndrome at C2 level
  • Central cord syndrome at C3 level
  • Central cord syndrome at C4 level
  • Central cord syndrome at C8 level
  • Cervical spinal cord injury with central cord syndrome
  • Cervical spinal cord injury, central cord syndrome
  • Injury at C1-C4 level with central cord syndrome AND without bone injury
  • Spinal cord injury C1 level, central cord syndrome
  • Spinal cord injury C2 level, central cord syndrome
  • Spinal cord injury C3 level, central cord syndrome
  • Spinal cord injury C4 level, central cord syndrome
  • Spinal cord injury C8 level, central cord syndrome
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 952.03 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S14.121A Central cord syndrome at C1 level of cervical spinal cord, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S14.122A Central cord syndrome at C2 level of cervical spinal cord, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S14.123A Central cord syndrome at C3 level of cervical spinal cord, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S14.124A Central cord syndrome at C4 level of cervical spinal cord, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 952.03:
  • Injury 959.9
    • spinal (cord) 952.9
      • with fracture, vertebra - see Fracture, vertebra, by site, with spinal cord injury
      • cervical (C1-C4) 952.00
        • with
          • anterior cord syndrome 952.02
          • central cord syndrome 952.03
          • complete lesion of cord 952.01
          • incomplete lesion NEC 952.04
          • posterior cord syndrome 952.04
        • C5-C7 level 952.05
        • specified type NEC 952.04
      • dorsal (D1-D6) (T1-T6) (thoracic) 952.10
      • lumbar 952.2
      • multiple sites 952.8
      • nerve (root) NEC - see Injury, nerve, spinal, root
      • plexus 953.9
      • sacral 952.3
      • thoracic (see also Injury, spinal, dorsal) 952.10
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