Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 437.8
Other ill-defined cerebrovascular disease
  • Short description: Cerebrovasc disease NEC.
  • ICD-9-CM 437.8 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 437.8 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 437.8.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 437.8: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Anterior cerebral artery syndrome
  • Cerebral hemiplegia
  • Cerebral paraplegia
  • Inequality in size of cerebral ventricles
  • Middle cerebral artery syndrome
  • Necrosis of central nervous system due to exposure to ionizing radiation (disorder)
  • Posterior cerebral artery syndrome
  • Radiation necrosis of central nervous system (cns)
  • Radiation necrosis of CNS
  • Rolandic vein occlusion syndrome
  • Small vessel cerebrovascular disease
  • Venous lake
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 437.8 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM I67.89 Other cerebrovascular disease
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 437.8:
  • Anemia 285.9
    • cerebral 437.8
  • Congestion, congestive
    • brain (see also Disease, cerebrovascular NEC) 437.8
  • Depression 311
    • cerebrovascular 437.8
  • Diplegia (upper limbs) 344.2
    • brain or cerebral 437.8
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • cerebrovascular NEC 437.9
      • acute 436
        • embolic - see Embolism, brain
        • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
        • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth 674.0
        • thrombotic - see Thrombosis, brain
      • arteriosclerotic 437.0
      • embolic - see Embolism, brain
      • ischemic, generalized NEC 437.1
      • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
      • occlusive 437.1
      • puerperal, postpartum, childbirth 674.0
      • specified type NEC 437.8
      • thrombotic - see Thrombosis, brain
  • Failure, failed
    • cerebrovascular 437.8
  • Hemiplegia 342.9
    • brain, cerebral (current episode) 437.8
    • hypertensive (current episode) 437.8
  • Hyperemia (acute) 780.99
    • cerebral 437.8
  • Lakes, venous (cerebral) 437.8
  • Lesion(s)
    • cerebrovascular (see also Disease, cerebrovascular NEC) 437.9
      • degenerative 437.1
      • healed or old without residuals V12.54
      • hypertensive 437.2
      • specified type NEC 437.8
  • Mollities (cerebellar) (cerebral) 437.8
  • Monoplegia 344.5
    • brain (current episode) (see also Paralysis, brain) 437.8
    • cerebral (current episode) (see also Paralysis, brain) 437.8
  • Necrencephalus (see also Softening, brain) 437.8
  • Necrobiosis 799.89
    • brain or cerebral (see also Softening, brain) 437.8
  • Necrosis, necrotic
    • brain (softening) (see also Softening, brain) 437.8
    • central nervous system NEC (see also Softening, brain) 437.8
    • cerebellar (see also Softening, brain) 437.8
    • cerebral (softening) (see also Softening, brain) 437.8
    • cerebrospinal (softening) (see also Softening, brain) 437.8
  • Palsy (see also Paralysis) 344.9
    • cerebral (congenital) (infantile) (spastic) 343.9
      • athetoid 333.71
      • diplegic 343.0
        • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
      • hemiplegic 343.1
      • monoplegic 343.3
      • noncongenital or noninfantile 437.8
        • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
      • paraplegic 343.0
      • quadriplegic 343.2
      • spastic, not congenital or infantile 344.89
      • syphilitic 094.89
      • tetraplegic 343.2
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) 344.9
    • brain
      • congenital - see Palsy, cerebral
      • current episode 437.8
      • diplegia 344.2
        • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
      • hemiplegia 342.9
        • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
      • infantile - see Palsy, cerebral
      • monoplegia - see also Monoplegia
        • late effect - see Late effect(s) (of) cerebrovascular disease
      • paraplegia 344.1
      • quadriplegia - see Quadriplegia
      • syphilitic, congenital 090.49
      • triplegia 344.89
    • cerebral
      • current episode 437.8
      • spastic, infantile - see Palsy, cerebral
    • cerebrocerebellar 437.8
    • cortical (see also Paralysis, brain) 437.8
    • hypertensive (current episode) 437.8
    • intracranial (current episode) (see also Paralysis, brain) 437.8
      • due to birth injury 767.0
  • Paraplegia 344.1
    • brain (current episode) (see also Paralysis, brain) 437.8
    • cerebral (current episode) (see also Paralysis, brain) 437.8
  • Quadriplegia 344.00
    • brain (current episode) 437.8
    • cerebral (current episode) 437.8
    • cortical 437.8
  • Status (post)
    • lacunaris 437.8
    • lacunosis 437.8
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