Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 756.16
Klippel-Feil syndrome
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 756.16 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 756.16 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Klippel feil sequence
  • Klippel-Feil sequence
Clinical Information
  • A condition characterized by shortness of the neck resulting from reduction in the number of vertebrae or the fusion of multiple hemivertebrae into one osseous mass. The hairline is low and the motion of the neck is limited. (Dorland, 27th ed)
  • A rare congenital syndrome characterized by the fusion of the vertebrae in the cervical spine. Patients present with a short neck and restricted mobility of the upper spine. Other signs and symptoms include scoliosis, spina bifida, cleft palate, and rib malformations.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 756.16 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Q76.1 Klippel-Feil syndrome
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 756.16:
  • Anomaly, anomalous (congenital) (unspecified type) 759.9
    • Klippel-Feil (brevicollis) 756.16
  • Brevicollis 756.16
  • Deformity 738.9
    • Klippel-Feil (brevicollis) 756.16
  • Disease, diseased - see also Syndrome
    • Klippel-Feil (brevicollis) 756.16
  • Dystrophy, dystrophia 783.9
    • brevicollis 756.16
  • Feil-Klippel syndrome (brevicollis) 756.16
  • Klippel-Feil disease or syndrome (brevicollis) 756.16
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Feil-Klippel (brevicollis) 756.16
    • Klippel-Feil (brevicollis) 756.16
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