Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 721.42
Spondylosis with myelopathy, lumbar region
  • Short description: Spond compr lumb sp cord.
  • ICD-9-CM 721.42 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 721.42 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 721.42.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 721.42: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Lumbar spondylosis w myelopathy
  • Lumbar spondylosis with myelopathy
  • Lumbar stenosis with myelopathy
  • Spinal stenosis of lumbar region with myelopathy
  • Spondylosis of lumbar joint with myelopathy
  • Stenosis of lumbar region w myelopathy
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 721.42 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM M47.16 Other spondylosis with myelopathy, lumbar region
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 721.42:
  • 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
        • cervical 721.1
        • lumbar, lumbosacral 721.42
        • thoracic 721.41
      • traumatic - see also Injury, spinal, by site
        • with fracture, vertebra - see Fracture, vertebra, by site, with spinal cord injury
  • Myelopathy (spinal cord) 336.9
    • lumbar, lumbosacral 721.42
  • Spondylosis 721.90
    • lumbar, lumbosacral 721.3
      • with myelopathy 721.42
    • sacral 721.3
      • with myelopathy 721.42
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