Specific code icon 2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G46.3

Brain stem stroke syndrome

    2015 Billable Code

  • G46.3 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, G46.3 - and all other ICD-10-CM codes - should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G46.3. Other international ICD-10 versions may differ.

Clinical Information
  • A syndrome caused by an infarct in the vertebral or posterior inferior cerebellar artery. It is characterized by sensory defects affecting the same side of the face as the infarct and the opposite side of the trunk as the infarct. Patients experience difficulty swallowing and/or speaking.
  • Infarction of the dorsolateral aspect of medulla oblongata in the brain stem. It is caused by occlusion of the vertebral artery and/or the posterior inferior cerebellar artery. Clinical manifestations vary with the size of infarction, but may include loss of pain and temperature sensation in the ipsilateral face and contralateral body below the chin; ipsilateral horner syndrome; ipsilateral ataxia; dysarthria; vertigo; nausea, hiccup; dysphagia; and vocal cord paralysis. (from Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p801)
Applicable To
  • Benedikt syndrome
  • Claude syndrome
  • Foville syndrome
  • Millard-Gubler syndrome
  • Wallenberg syndrome
  • Weber syndrome
Description Synonyms
  • Weber Gubler syndrome
  • Weber-Gubler syndrome
ICD-10-CM G46.3 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 070 Nonspecific cerebrovascular disorders with mcc
  • 071 Nonspecific cerebrovascular disorders with cc
  • 072 Nonspecific cerebrovascular disorders without cc/mcc

Convert ICD-10-CM G46.3 to ICD-9-CM

The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM G46.3:
  • Benedikt's paralysis or syndrome G46.3
  • Céstan (-Chenais) G46.3
  • Claude's disease or syndrome G46.3
  • Foville's (peduncular) G46.3
  • Gubler-Millard paralysis or syndrome G46.3
  • Millard-Gubler (-Foville) G46.3
  • Paralysis, paralytic (complete) (incomplete) G83.9
  • Benedikt's G46.3
    Céstan-Chenais G46.3
    Gubler (-Millard) G46.3
    Millard-Gubler-Foville G46.3
    Weber's G46.3
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
  • Benedikt's G46.3
    brain stem stroke G46.3
    Foville's (peduncular) G46.3
    Gubler-Millard G46.3
    Millard-Gubler G46.3
    Wallenberg's G46.3
    Weber-Gubler G46.3
    Weber-Leyden G46.3
    Weber's G46.3
  • Wallenberg's disease or syndrome G46.3
  • Weber-Gubler syndrome G46.3
  • Weber-Leyden syndrome G46.3
  • Weber's paralysis or syndrome G46.3