Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 348.5
Cerebral edema
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 348.5 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 348.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Traumatic cerebral edema
  • Traumatic cerebral edema w LOC
  • Traumatic cerebral edema w LOC and death
  • Traumatic cerebral edema with loss of consciousness
  • Traumatic cerebral edema with loss of consciousness and death
  • Traumatic cerebral edema with no loss of consciousness
  • Traumatic cerebral edema without loss of consciousness
  • Traumatic cerebral edema wo LOC
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by swelling due to an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain.
  • Swelling due to an excessive accumulation of fluid in the brain.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 348.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G93.6 Cerebral edema
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 348.5:
  • Edema, edematous 782.3
    • brain (cytotoxic) (vasogenic) 348.5
    • intracranial 348.5
      • due to injury at birth 767.8
  • Effusion
    • brain (serous) 348.5
    • cerebral 348.5
    • cerebrospinal (see also Meningitis) 322.9
      • vessel 348.5
    • intracranial 348.5
  • Leukoencephalopathy (see also Encephalitis) 323.9
    • reversible, posterior 348.5
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • leukoencephalopathy, reversible, posterior 348.5
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