2022 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G97.0

Cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture

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  • G97.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2022 edition of ICD-10-CM G97.0 became effective on October 1, 2021.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of G97.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 G97.0 may differ.
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  • any associated diagnoses or complications, such as:
  • intracranial hypotension following a procedure (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G97.83

    Intracranial hypotension following lumbar cerebrospinal fluid shunting

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    Code Also
    • any associated diagnoses or complications
    G97.83-
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G97.84

    Intracranial hypotension following other procedure

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    Code Also
    • , if applicable:
    • accidental puncture or laceration of dura during a procedure (G97.41)
    • cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture (G97.0)
    G97.84
    )
The following code(s) above G97.0 contain annotation back-references
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  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
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that may be applicable to G97.0:
  • G00-G99
    2022 ICD-10-CM Range G00-G99

    Diseases of the nervous system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations, and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the nervous system
  • G97
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G97

    Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of nervous system, not elsewhere classified

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    Type 2 Excludes
    • intraoperative and postprocedural cerebrovascular infarction (I97.81-, I97.82-)
    Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of nervous system, not elsewhere classified
ICD-10-CM G97.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v39.0):
  • 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
  • 791 Prematurity with major problems
  • 793 Full term neonate with major problems

Convert G97.0 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
Code annotations containing back-references to G97.0:
  • Code Also: G97.84
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G97.84

    Intracranial hypotension following other procedure

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    Code Also
    • , if applicable:
    • accidental puncture or laceration of dura during a procedure (G97.41)
    • cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture (G97.0)
  • Type 1 Excludes: G96.0
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G96.0

    Cerebrospinal fluid leak

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    Code Also
    • if applicable:
    • intracranial hypotension (G96.81-)
    Type 1 Excludes
    • cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture (G97.0)

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to G97.0:
  • Complication(s) (from) (of)
    • lumbar puncture G97.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G97.1

      Other reaction to spinal and lumbar puncture

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      Applicable To
      • Headache due to lumbar puncture
      • Other reaction to spinal dural puncture
      Code Also
      • , if applicable, any associated headache with orthostatic component (R51.0)
      • cerebrospinal fluid leak G97.0
    • nervous system G98.8
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G98.8

      Other disorders of nervous system

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      Applicable To
      • Nervous system disorder NOS
      • postprocedural G97.82
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G97.82

        Other postprocedural complications and disorders of nervous system

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        • spinal fluid leak G97.0
    • postoperative - see Complications, postprocedural
      • lumbar puncture G97.1
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G97.1

        Other reaction to spinal and lumbar puncture

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Headache due to lumbar puncture
        • Other reaction to spinal dural puncture
        Code Also
        • , if applicable, any associated headache with orthostatic component (R51.0)
        • cerebrospinal fluid leak G97.0
    • puncture, spinal G97.1
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G97.1

      Other reaction to spinal and lumbar puncture

        2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
      Applicable To
      • Headache due to lumbar puncture
      • Other reaction to spinal dural puncture
      Code Also
      • , if applicable, any associated headache with orthostatic component (R51.0)
      • cerebrospinal fluid leak G97.0
    • spinal
      • puncture or tap G97.1
        ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G97.1

        Other reaction to spinal and lumbar puncture

          2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Billable/Specific Code
        Applicable To
        • Headache due to lumbar puncture
        • Other reaction to spinal dural puncture
        Code Also
        • , if applicable, any associated headache with orthostatic component (R51.0)
        • cerebrospinal fluid leak G97.0
  • Leak, leakage
    • cerebrospinal fluid G96.00
      ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G96.00

      Cerebrospinal fluid leak, unspecified

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      Code Also
      • from spinal G97.0 (lumbar)

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To G97.0
G96.191 Perineural cyst
G96.198 Other disorders of meninges, not elsewhere classified
G96.8 Other specified disorders of central nervous system
G96.81 Intracranial hypotension
G96.810 …… unspecified
G96.811 …… spontaneous
G96.819 Other intracranial hypotension
G96.89 Other specified disorders of central nervous system
G96.9 Disorder of central nervous system, unspecified
G97 Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of nervous system, not elsewhere classified
G97.0 Cerebrospinal fluid leak from spinal puncture
G97.1 Other reaction to spinal and lumbar puncture
G97.2 Intracranial hypotension following ventricular shunting
G97.3 Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of a nervous system organ or structure complicating a procedure
G97.31 Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of a nervous system organ or structure complicating a nervous system procedure
G97.32 Intraoperative hemorrhage and hematoma of a nervous system organ or structure complicating other procedure
G97.4 Accidental puncture and laceration of a nervous system organ or structure during a procedure
G97.41 Accidental puncture or laceration of dura during a procedure
G97.48 Accidental puncture and laceration of other nervous system organ or structure during a nervous system procedure
G97.49 Accidental puncture and laceration of other nervous system organ or structure during other procedure
G97.5 Postprocedural hemorrhage of a nervous system organ or structure following a procedure

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