1. Q05 Spina bifida

    Use Additional code for any associated paraplegia (paraparesis) (G82.2-)

    Includes:

    • hydromeningocele (spinal)
    • meningocele (spinal)
    • meningomyelocele
    • myelocele
    • myelomeningocele
    • rachischisis
    • spina bifida (aperta)(cystica)
    • syringomyelocele

    Excludes1

    • Arnold-Chiari syndrome, type II (Q07.0-)
    • spina bifida occulta (Q76.0)
    1. Q05.0 Cervical spina bifida with hydrocephalus

    2. Q05.1 Thoracic spina bifida with hydrocephalus

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Dorsal spina bifida with hydrocephalus
      • Thoracolumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus
    3. Q05.2 Lumbar spina bifida with hydrocephalus

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Lumbosacral spina bifida with hydrocephalus
    4. Q05.3 Sacral spina bifida with hydrocephalus

    5. Q05.4 Unspecified spina bifida with hydrocephalus

    6. Q05.5 Cervical spina bifida without hydrocephalus

    7. Q05.6 Thoracic spina bifida without hydrocephalus

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Dorsal spina bifida NOS
      • Thoracolumbar spina bifida NOS
    8. Q05.7 Lumbar spina bifida without hydrocephalus

      Inclusion term(s):

      • Lumbosacral spina bifida NOS
    9. Q05.8 Sacral spina bifida without hydrocephalus

    10. Q05.9 Spina bifida, unspecified

Abbreviations used here:

NEC Not elsewhere classifiable
This abbreviation in the Tabular List represents “other specified”. When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Tabular List includes an NEC entry under a code to identify the code as the “other specified” code.

NOS Not otherwise specified
This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.