Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G54.0

Brachial plexus disorders

  • G54.0 is a billable ICD-10-CM code that can be used to specify a diagnosis.
  • On October 1, 2015 ICD-10-CM will replace ICD-9-CM in the United States, therefore, G54.0 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A brachial plexus disorder characterized by regional paresthesia, pain and muscle weakness, and limited movement in the arm or hand.
  • A condition marked by numbness, tingling, pain, weakness, or limited movement in the arm or hand. It is caused by an impairment of the brachial plexus, a network of nerves that affect the arm and hand.
  • A disorder characterized by regional paresthesia of the brachial plexus, marked discomfort and muscle weakness, and limited movement in the arm or hand.
  • A neurovascular syndrome associated with compression of the brachial plexus; subclavian artery; and subclavian vein at the superior thoracic outlet. This may result from a variety of anomalies such as a cervical rib, anomalous fascial bands, and abnormalities of the origin or insertion of the anterior or medial scalene muscles. Clinical features may include pain in the shoulder and neck region which radiates into the arm, paresis or paralysis of brachial plexus innervated muscles, paresthesia, loss of sensation, reduction of arterial pulses in the affected extremity, ischemia, and edema. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp214-5).
  • A syndrome resulting from the compression of the blood vessels or nerves in the space between the clavicle and first rib (thoracic outlet). It is caused by car accident injuries or repetitive job or sport-related injuries. Signs and symptoms include pain in the shoulders and neck, numbness in the fingers, and weakening grip.
  • Diseases of the cervical (and first thoracic) roots, nerve trunks, cords, and peripheral nerve components of the brachial plexus. Clinical manifestations include regional pain, paresthesia; muscle weakness, and decreased sensation (hypesthesia) in the upper extremity. These disorders may be associated with trauma (including birth injuries); thoracic outlet syndrome; neoplasms; neuritis; radiotherapy; and other conditions. (from Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp1351-2)
  • If you have thoracic outlet syndrome (tos), the nerves or blood vessels just below your neck are compressed, or squeezed. It can be between the muscles of your neck and shoulder or between the first rib and collarbone. You may feel burning, tingling and numbness along your arm, hand, and fingers. If a nerve is compressed, you may also feel weakness in your hand. If a vein is compressed, your hand might be sensitive to cold, or turn pale or bluish. Your arm might swell and tire easily.tos can be a repetitive stress injury. An extra rib, scar tissue, traumatic injury or inherited defects can also cause tos. Treatment depends on what caused your tos. Medicines, physical therapy and relaxation might help. Surgery may also be an option. Most people recover.
Applicable To
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
Description Synonyms
  • Arterial thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Brachial plexus disorder
  • Left thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Right thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Scalenus anticus syndrome
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome arterial
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome neurogenic
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome venous
  • Venous thoracic outlet syndrome
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 7 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 G54.0 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 G54.0 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM G54.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 073 Cranial & peripheral nerve disorders with mcc
  • 074 Cranial & peripheral nerve disorders without mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM G54.0 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM G54.0: