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2015 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G46.3
Brain stem stroke syndrome
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.
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)
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