Specific code 2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 951.3
Injury to abducens nerve
  • 2015
  • Billable Thru Sept 30/2015
  • Non-Billable On/After Oct 1/2015

  • ICD-9-CM 951.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 951.3 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: 951.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM S04.40XA Injury of abducent nerve, unspecified side, initial encounter
Approximate Synonyms
  • Abducens nerve injury
  • Injury to left abducens nerve
  • Injury to right abducens nerve
  • Left abducens nerve injury
  • Right abducens nerve injury
  • Traumatic injury of abducens nerve
Clinical Information
  • Traumatic injury to the abducens, or sixth, cranial nerve. Injury to this nerve results in lateral rectus muscle weakness or paralysis. The nerve may be damaged by closed or penetrating craniocerebral trauma or by facial trauma involving the orbit
Applies To
  • Sixth cranial nerve
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 951.3:
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