ICD-10-CM Code Q76.42
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 Q76.42 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the five child codes of Q76.42 that describes the diagnosis 'congenital lordosis' in more detail.
- Q76.42 Congenital lordosis NON-BILLABLE
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
ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'Q76.42 - Congenital lordosis'
The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code Q76.42. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.