Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 378.53
Fourth or trochlear nerve palsy
  • 2015
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 378.53 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 378.53 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Bilat fourth cranial nerve palsy
  • Bilateral fourth cranial nerve palsy
  • Fourth cranial nerve palsy
  • Fourth cranial nerve palsy, both eyes
  • Fourth nerve palsy
  • L fourth cranial nerve palsy
  • Left fourth cranial nerve palsy
  • R fourth cranial nerve palsy
  • Right fourth cranial nerve palsy
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 378.53 converts approximately to:
  • 2015 ICD-10-CM H49.10 Fourth [trochlear] nerve palsy, unspecified eye
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 378.53:
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