Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 952.18
T7-T12 level with central cord syndrome
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Central cord syn/t7-t12.
  • ICD-9-CM 952.18 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 952.18 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Spinal cord injury of T11-T12 level with central cord syndrome
  • Spinal cord injury of T7-T10 level with central cord syndrome
  • Spinal cord injury T11-T12 level, central cord syndrome
  • Spinal cord injury T7-T10 level, central cord syndrome
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 952.18 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S24.153A Other incomplete lesion at T7-T10 level of thoracic spinal cord, initial encounter
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S24.154A Other incomplete lesion at T11-T12 level of thoracic spinal cord, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 952.18:
  • Injury 959.9
    • spinal (cord) 952.9
      • with fracture, vertebra - see Fracture, vertebra, by site, with spinal cord injury
      • cervical (C1-C4) 952.00
      • dorsal (D1-D6) (T1-T6) (thoracic) 952.10
        • with
        • D7-D12 level (T7-T12) 952.15
          • with
            • anterior cord syndrome 952.17
            • central cord syndrome 952.18
            • complete lesion of cord 952.16
            • incomplete lesion NEC 952.19
            • posterior cord syndrome 952.19
          • specified type NEC 952.19
        • specified type NEC 952.14
      • lumbar 952.2
      • multiple sites 952.8
      • nerve (root) NEC - see Injury, nerve, spinal, root
      • plexus 953.9
      • sacral 952.3
      • thoracic (see also Injury, spinal, dorsal) 952.10
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