Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 756.17
Spina bifida occulta
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 756.17 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 756.17 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A common congenital midline defect of fusion of the vertebral arch without protrusion of the spinal cord or meninges. The lesion is also covered by skin. L5 and s1 are the most common vertebrae involved. The condition may be associated with an overlying area of hyperpigmented skin, a dermal sinus, or an abnormal patch of hair. The majority of individuals with this malformation are asymptomatic although there is an increased incidence of tethered cord syndrome and lumbar spondylosis. (from Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1992, ch55, p34)
756.17 Excludes
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 756.17 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM Q76.0 Spina bifida occulta
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 756.17:
  • Spina bifida (aperta) 741.9
    • occulta 756.17
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