Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 721.1
Cervical spondylosis with myelopathy
  • Short description: Cerv spondyl w myelopath.
  • ICD-9-CM 721.1 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 721.1 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 721.1.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 721.1: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Anterior spinal artery compression syndrome
  • Anterior spinal artery compression syndrome of cervical spinal cord
  • Anterior spinal artery compression syndrome of cervicothoracic spinal cord
  • Anterior spinal artery compression syndrome of lumbar spinal cord
  • Anterior spinal artery compression syndrome of occipitoatlantoaxial spinal cord
  • Anterior spinal artery compression syndrome of thoracic spinal cord
  • Anterior spinal artery compression syndrome of thoracolumbar spinal cord
  • Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes
  • Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes of cervical spine
  • Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes of cervicothoracic spine
  • Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes of lumbar spine
  • Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes of occipitatlantoaxial spine
  • Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes of thoracic spine
  • Anterior spinal artery compression syndromes of thoracolumbar spine
  • Cervical myelopathy
  • Cervical spondylosis w myelopathy
  • Compression syndrome of anterior spinal artery
  • Myelopathy, cervical
  • Spinal stenosis in cervical region with myelopathy
  • Spondylosis of cervical (neck) joint with myelopathy
  • Spondylosis of cervical joint W myelopathy
  • Spondylosis of cervical joint with myelopathy
  • Stenosis of cervical (neck) spine with myelopathy
  • Stenosis of cervical spine w myelopathy
  • Vertebral artery compression syndrome of cervical region
  • Vertebral artery compression syndrome of occipitatlantoaxial spine region
  • Vertebral artery compression syndrome of occipitoatlantoaxial region
  • Vertebral artery compression syndrome, cervical region
  • Vertebral artery compression syndrome, neck region
  • Vertebral artery syndrome of occipitatlantoaxial
Applies To
  • Anterior spinal artery compression syndrome
  • Spondylogenic compression of cervical spinal cord
  • Vertebral artery compression syndrome
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 721.1 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M47.12 Other spondylosis with myelopathy, cervical region
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 721.1:
  • Anterior - see also condition
    • spinal artery compression syndrome 721.1
  • Compression
    • spinal (cord) (old or nontraumatic) 336.9
      • by displacement of intervertebral disc - see Displacement, intervertebral disc
      • nerve
        • root NEC 724.9
          • postoperative 722.80
          • traumatic - see Injury, nerve, spinal
        • traumatic - see Injury, nerve, spinal
      • spondylogenic 721.91
      • traumatic - see also Injury, spinal, by site
        • with fracture, vertebra - see Fracture, vertebra, by site, with spinal cord injury
  • Myelopathy (spinal cord) 336.9
    • cervical 721.1
  • Spondylosis 721.90
    • cervical, cervicodorsal 721.0
      • with myelopathy 721.1
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • anterior
      • chest wall 786.52
      • compartment (tibial) 958.8
      • spinal artery 433.8
        • compression 721.1
      • tibial (compartment) 958.8
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