ICD-10-CM Code Q76.4
Other congenital malformations of spine, not associated with scoliosis
Non-Billable CodeNon-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
ICD Code Q76.4 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the three child codes of Q76.4 that describes the diagnosis 'oth congenital malform of spine, not associated w scoliosis' in more detail.
- Q76.4 Other congenital malformations of spine, not associated with scoliosis NON-BILLABLE
- Q76.41 NON-BILLABLE
- Q76.411 Congenital kyphosis, occipito-atlanto-axial region BILLABLE
- Q76.412 Congenital kyphosis, cervical region BILLABLE
- Q76.413 Congenital kyphosis, cervicothoracic region BILLABLE
- Q76.414 Congenital kyphosis, thoracic region BILLABLE
- Q76.415 Congenital kyphosis, thoracolumbar region BILLABLE
- Q76.419 Congenital kyphosis, unspecified region BILLABLE
- Q76.42 NON-BILLABLE
- BILLABLE Q76.49 Other congenital malformations of spine, not associated with scoliosis
The ICD code Q764 is used to code Kyphosis
Kyphosis (from Greek κυφός kyphos, a hump) refers to the abnormally excessive convex kyphotic curvature of the spine as it occurs in the thoracic and sacral regions. (Inward concave curving of the cervical and lumbar regions of the spine is called lordosis.) Kyphosis can be called roundback or Kelso's hunchback. It can result from degenerative diseases such as arthritis; developmental problems, most commonly Scheuermann's disease; osteoporosis with compression fractures of the vertebra; Multiple myeloma or trauma. A normal thoracic spine extends from the 1st to the 12th vertebra and should have a slight kyphotic angle, ranging from 20° to 45°. When the "roundness" of the upper spine increases past 45° it is called kyphosis or "hyperkyphosis". Scheuermann's kyphosis is the most classic form of hyperkyphosis and is the result of wedged vertebrae that develop during adolescence. The cause is not currently known and the condition appears to be multifactorial and is seen more frequently in males than females.
|MeSH Codes:||D007738, D007738, D007738, D007738|
|ICD 9 Codes:||732.0, 737.0, 737.1, 756.19|
A preoperative image of a 22-year-old man with Scheuermann's disease, a type of structural kyphosis
Related Concepts SNOMET-CT
- Congenital postural lordosis (disorder)
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'Q76.4 - Other congenital malformations of spine, not associated with scoliosis'
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