Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 349.0
Reaction to spinal or lumbar puncture
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Lumbar puncture reaction.
  • ICD-9-CM 349.0 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 349.0 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Headache following lumbar puncture
  • Reaction to spinal puncture
  • Spinal headache
Clinical Information
  • Headache in erect position, after lumbar puncture; due to lowering of intracranial pressure by leakage of cerebrospinal fluid through the needle tract.
Applies To
  • Headache following lumbar puncture
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 349.0 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM G97.1 Other reaction to spinal and lumbar puncture
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 349.0:
  • Complications
    • lumbar puncture 349.0
    • puncture, spinal 349.0
    • spinal puncture or tap 349.0
  • Headache 784.0
    • due to
      • loss, spinal fluid 349.0
      • lumbar puncture 349.0
      • saddle block 349.0
    • lumbar puncture 349.0
    • postspinal 349.0
    • spinal 349.0
      • complicating labor and delivery 668.8
      • postpartum 668.8
    • spinal fluid loss 349.0
  • Loss
    • spinal fluid
      • headache 349.0
  • Reaction
    • fluid loss, cerebrospinal 349.0
    • lumbar puncture 349.0
    • spinal puncture 349.0
  • Syncope (near) (pre-) 780.2
    • due to lumbar puncture 349.0
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