Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 349.31
Accidental puncture or laceration of dura during a procedure
  • Short description: Accid punc/op lac dura.
  • ICD-9-CM 349.31 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 349.31 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
  • You are viewing the 2012 version of ICD-9-CM 349.31.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 349.31: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Accidental dural puncture (disorder)
  • Accidental puncture or laceration of dura during procedure
  • Accidental puncture/laceration dura during procedure
  • Dural tear, nontraumatic
  • Nontraumatic dural tear (disorder)
Applies To
  • Incidental (inadvertent) durotomy
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 349.31 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G97.41 Accidental puncture or laceration of dura during a procedure
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 349.31:
  • Durotomy, incidental (inadvertent) (see also Tear, dural) 349.31
  • Tear, torn (traumatic) - see also Wound, open, by site
    • dural 349.31
      • accidental puncture or laceration during a procedure 349.31
      • incidental (inadvertent) 349.31
      • nontraumatic NEC 349.39
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