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icd9 l lateral rectus palsy

  1. Question icd9 l lateral rectus palsy
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    Can any just what icd9 code to use for lt lateral rectus palsy?

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    I think 378.54 is the appropriate code for the Lateral rectus palsy.

    VIth nerve palsy/Cranial mononeuropathy VI are the alternative names of the Lateral rectus palsy.

    Sixth nerve palsy, or abducens nerve palsy, is a disorder associated with dysfunction of cranial nerve VI (the abducens nerve), which is responsible for contracting the lateral rectus muscle to abduct (i.e., turn out) the eye. The inability of an eye to turn outward results in a convergent strabismus or esotropia of which the primary symptom is double vision or diplopia in which the two images appear side-by-side. The condition is commonly unilateral but can also occur bilaterally.

    The unilateral abducens nerve palsy is the most common of the isolated ocular motor nerve palsies.

    So, as per index of diseases...

    Palsy --> See also paralysis --> In Paralysis --> Nerve --> sixth or abducens --> 378.54

    Hope this helps!


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