2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 378.54
Sixth or abducens nerve palsy
- Short description: Sixth nerve palsy.
- ICD-9-CM 378.54 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 378.54 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
- Abducens nerve palsy
- Bilat sixth cranial nerve palsy
- Bilateral sixth cranial nerve palsy
- L sixth cranial nerve palsy
- Left sixth cranial nerve palsy
- R sixth cranial nerve palsy
- Right sixth cranial nerve palsy
- Sixth cranial nerve palsy
- Sixth cranial nerve palsy, both eyes
- A disorder characterized by involvement of the abducens nerve (sixth cranial nerve).
- A non-neoplastic or neoplastic disorder affecting the abducens nerve (sixth cranial nerve).
- Diseases of the sixth cranial (abducens) nerve or its nucleus in the pons. The nerve may be injured along its course in the pons, intracranially as it travels along the base of the brain, in the cavernous sinus, or at the level of superior orbital fissure or orbit. Dysfunction of the nerve causes lateral rectus muscle weakness, resulting in horizontal diplopia that is maximal when the affected eye is abducted and esotropia. Common conditions associated with nerve injury include intracranial hypertension; craniocerebral trauma; ischemia; and infratentorial neoplasms.
Convert to ICD-10-CM
converts approximately to:
- 2014 ICD-10-CM H49.20 Sixth [abducent] nerve palsy, unspecified eye