Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
Congenital malformations of the nervous system
Encephalocele Q01- >
Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as Q01. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
"Includes" further defines, or give examples of, the content of the code or category.
- Arnold-Chiari syndrome, type III
- hydromeningocele, cranial
- meningocele, cerebral
- A congenital neural tube closure defect resulting in the protrusion of the brain through a skull opening. When the protrusion includes the meninges, the term encephalomeningocele is used.
- Brain tissue herniation through a congenital or acquired defect in the skull. The majority of congenital encephaloceles occur in the occipital or frontal regions. Clinical features include a protuberant mass that may be pulsatile. The quantity and location of protruding neural tissue determines the type and degree of neurologic deficit. Visual defects, psychomotor developmental delay, and persistent motor deficits frequently occur.
- Q01 Encephalocele
- Q01.0 Frontal encephalocele
- Q01.1 Nasofrontal encephalocele
- Q01.2 Occipital encephalocele
- Q01.8 Encephalocele of other sites
- Q01.9 Encephalocele, unspecified