Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 742.51
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 742.51 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 742.51 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 742.51 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM Q06.2 Diastematomyelia
Approximate Synonyms
  • Diastematomyelia (congential defect of spinal cord)
  • Faun tail syndrome
Clinical Information
  • A rare congenital abnormality in which the spinal cord is split in half by fibrous or bony tissue. It may present as an isolated phenomenon or in association with spina bifida
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 742.51:
  • Diastematomyelia 742.51
  • Duplication - see also Accessory
    • spinal cord (incomplete) 742.51
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