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DX code for Spinal Syrinx ??

  1. #1
    Salt Lake North
    Default DX code for Spinal Syrinx ??
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    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.

  2. #2
    Not my area of expertise, but what about 722.91 "Other and unspecified disc disorder of cervical region"

  3. #3
    North Carolina

    Syringomyelia=disease of the spinal cord characterized by the development of cavities of surrounding tissue
    Last edited by RebeccaWoodward*; 12-05-2008 at 08:11 AM.
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  4. #4
    Birmingham, Alabama
    Syrinx is radiology slang for syringomyelia. 336.0 is correct.

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