Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 335.23
Pseudobulbar palsy
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 335.23 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 335.23 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • A syndrome characterized by dysarthria, dysphagia, dysphonia, impairment of voluntary movements of tongue and facial muscles, and emotional lability. This condition is caused by diseases that affect the motor fibers that travel from the cerebral cortex to the lower brain stem (i.e., corticobulbar tracts); including multiple sclerosis; motor neuron disease; and cerebrovascular disorders. (from Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p489)
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 335.23 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM G12.8 Other spinal muscular atrophies and related syndromes
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 335.23:
  • Palsy (see also Paralysis) 344.9
    • bulbar (chronic) (progressive) 335.22
      • pseudo NEC 335.23
      • supranuclear NEC 344.89
    • pseudobulbar NEC 335.23
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) 344.9
    • bulbar (chronic) (progressive) 335.22
      • infantile (see also Poliomyelitis, bulbar) 045.0
      • poliomyelitic (see also Poliomyelitis, bulbar) 045.0
      • pseudo 335.23
      • supranuclear 344.89
    • pseudobulbar 335.23
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