Specific code icon 2014 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G80.9

Cerebral palsy, unspecified

  • G80.9 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, G80.9 and all other ICD-10-CM codes should only be used for training or planning purposes until then.
Clinical Information
  • A group of disorders affecting the development of movement and posture, often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perception, cognition, and behavior. It results from damage to the fetal or infant brain.
  • A heterogeneous group of nonprogressive motor disorders caused by chronic brain injuries that originate in the prenatal period, perinatal period, or first few years of life. The four major subtypes are spastic, athetoid, ataxic, and mixed cerebral palsy, with spastic forms being the most common. The motor disorder may range from difficulties with fine motor control to severe spasticity (see muscle spasticity) in all limbs. Spastic diplegia (little disease) is the most common subtype, and is characterized by spasticity that is more prominent in the legs than in the arms. Pathologically, this condition may be associated with leukomalacia, periventricular. (from dev med child neurol 1998 aug;40(8):520-7)
  • Birth injury of the brain nerve that controls body movement
  • Cerebral palsy is a group of disorders that affect a person's ability to move and to maintain balance and posture. The disorders appear in the first few years of life. Usually they do not get worse over time. People with cerebral palsy may have difficulty walking. They may also have trouble with tasks such as writing or using scissors. Some have other medical conditions, including seizure disorders or mental impairment. Cerebral palsy happens when the areas of the brain that control movement and posture do not develop correctly or get damaged. Early signs of cerebral palsy usually appear before 3 years of age. Babies with cerebral palsy are often slow to roll over, sit, crawl, smile, or walk. Some babies are born with cerebral palsy; others get it after they are born. There is no cure for cerebral palsy, but treatment can improve the lives of those who have it. Treatment includes medicines, braces, and physical, occupational and speech therapy.
  • Heterogeneous group of nonprogressive motor disorders caused by chronic brain injuries that originate in the prenatal period, perinatal period, or first few years of life; the four major subtypes are spastic, athetoid, ataxic, and mixed cerebral palsy, with spastic forms being the most common; the motor disorder may range from difficulties with fine motor control to severe spasticity in all limbs; spastic diplegia (little disease) is the most common subtype, and is characterized by spasticity that is more prominent in the legs than in the arms.
Applicable To
  • Cerebral palsy NOS
Description Synonyms
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cerebral palsy (CP)
  • Cerebral palsy (CP), less than 18 years old
  • Cerebral palsy under eighteen years old
  • Cerebral palsy, < 18 yo
  • Cerebral palsy, infantile
  • Infantile brain palsy
  • Infantile cerebral palsy
Mortality Data
  • Between 1999-2007 there were 11,035 deaths in the United States where ICD-10 G80.9 was indicated as the underlying cause of death [source: cdc.govlink to cdc.gov]
  • ICD-10 G80.9 as underlying cause of death data broken down by: gender, age, race, year
ICD-10-CM G80.9 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v30.0):
  • 091 Other disorders of nervous system with mcc
  • 092 Other disorders of nervous system with cc
  • 093 Other disorders of nervous system without cc/mcc
Convert ICD-10-CM G80.9 to ICD-9-CM
The following ICD-10-CM Index entries contain back-references to ICD-10-CM G80.9: