Specific code 2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 754.1
Congenital musculoskeletal deformities of sternocleidomastoid muscle
  • Short description: Congenital torticollis.
  • ICD-9-CM 754.1 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 754.1 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 754.1.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 754.1: 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Congenital anomaly of sternocleidomastoid muscle
  • Congenital deformity of sternocleidomastoid muscle
  • Congenital torticollis
  • Sternocleidomastoid muscle anomaly
  • Torticollis, congen
  • Torticollis, congenital
Applies To
  • Congenital sternomastoid torticollis
  • Congenital wryneck
  • Contracture of sternocleidomastoid (muscle)
  • Sternomastoid tumor
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 754.1 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Q68.0 Congenital deformity of sternocleidomastoid muscle
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 754.1:
  • Contraction, contracture, contracted
    • muscle (postinfectional) (postural) NEC 728.85
    • neck (see also Torticollis) 723.5
      • congenital 754.1
      • psychogenic 306.0
  • Deformity 738.9
    • muscle (acquired) 728.9
      • congenital 756.9
        • specified type NEC 756.89
        • sternocleidomastoid (due to intrauterine malposition and pressure) 754.1
    • neck (acquired) NEC 738.2
      • congenital (any part) 744.9
        • sternocleidomastoid 754.1
  • Torticollis (intermittent) (spastic) 723.5
    • congenital 754.1
      • sternomastoid 754.1
  • Tumor (M8000/1) - see also Neoplasm, by site, unspecified nature
    • sternomastoid 754.1
  • Wry neck - see also Torticollis
    • congenital 754.1
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