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predental space

Annie Posted Mon 07th of November, 2016 15:25:48 PM
I need help finiding a Icd 10 code for slight enlargement of the predental space.
SuperCoder Answered Tue 08th of November, 2016 05:52:32 AM

Hi,

Enlargement of predental space can be caused by atlantoaxial instability which is defined as an increase in the predental space of greater than 3 mm in adults and 5 mm in children.

Hence, the appropriate diagnosis code is M53.2X1 (Spinal instabilities, occipito-atlanto-axial region), if spinal instability include occipital region OR M53.2X2 (Spinal instabilities, cervical region), if spinal instability is purely for cervical region.

Thanks!

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