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Old 12-04-2008, 05:11 PM
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Default DX code for Spinal Syrinx ??

I have a patient that has a spinal syrinx. Syrinx is not in the ICD9CM so I asked the doc what it is. This is a hole in the patient's cervical spine. Any suggestions on how to code this? Thanks.
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Not my area of expertise, but what about 722.91 "Other and unspecified disc disorder of cervical region"
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Syringomyelia=disease of the spinal cord characterized by the development of cavities of surrounding tissue

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Syrinx is radiology slang for syringomyelia. 336.0 is correct.
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