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ICD-10-CM Code G83.4
Cauda equina syndrome

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

G83.4 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code G834 is used to code Cauda equina syndrome

Cauda equina syndrome (CES) is a serious neurologic condition in which damage to the cauda equina causes loss of function of the lumbar plexus, (nerve roots) of the spinal canal below the termination (conus medullaris) of the spinal cord. CES is a lower motor neuron lesion.

Specialty: Neurosurgery, Orthopedics
ICD 9 Code: 344.6

Cauda equina and filum terminale seen from behind.

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for G83.4 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Neurogenic bladder due to cauda equina syndrome
Code Type-1 Excludes:
Type-1 Excludes
Type-1 Excludes mean the conditions excluded are mutually exclusive and should never be coded together. Excludes 1 means "do not code here."
Cord bladder NOS - instead, use code G95.89
Neurogenic bladder NOS - instead, use code N31.9

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #073-074 - Cranial and peripheral nerve disorders with MCC.
  • DRG Group #073-074 - Cranial and peripheral nerve disorders without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Open fracture of sacrum AND/OR coccyx with complete cauda equina lesion (disorder)

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'G83.4 - Cauda equina syndrome'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code G83.4. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Cauda equina syndrome without mention of neurogenic bladder (approximate match)
Cauda equina syndrome with neurogenic bladder (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code G83.4 and a single ICD9 code, 344.61 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: G83 - Other paralytic syndromes

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