What is cervical Myelomalacia?

Myelomalacia is a pathological term referring to the softening of the spinal cord. Possible causes of myelomalacia include cervical myelopathy, hemorrhagic infarction, or acute injury, such as that caused by intervertebral disc extrusion.

What is the ICD 10 code for spinal cord compression?

G95.20
2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code G95. 20: Unspecified cord compression.

What is the ICD 10 code for cervical cord compression with myelopathy?

M47.12
2021 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code M47. 12: Other spondylosis with myelopathy, cervical region.

What is the ICD 10 code for spinal lesion?

What is the ICD-10 Code for Spinal Cord Injury? The ICD-10 Code for spinal cord injury is S14. 109A.

Is cervical myelomalacia serious?

Myelomalacia is a somewhat rare condition that results in a softening of the spinal cord. Not many people are even aware of this condition, but it is extremely serious and can even be deadly. Knowing the signs and symptoms of myelomalacia can help in the course of early treatment.

How quickly does myelomalacia progress?

Usually within 1 to 3 days, progressive ischemic-type necrosis spreads through the spinal cord cranially and caudally from the initial lesion. However, I (EG) have seen one dog develop this progressive myelomalacia 12 days after the initial onset of the acute paraplegia.

What is Myelomalacia?

Myelomalacia of the spine is a medical condition that occurs when the spinal cord begins to soften. This softening can lead to a loss of spinal cord volume, which can cause problems throughout your body.

What does spinal cord impingement mean?

Occasionally, a spinal nerve root is subjected to compression or irritation due to several factors. This compression is known as neural/nerve root impingement and can cause high discomfort such as loss of sensation and weakness.

What is a lesion on the spine?

Put simply, a lesion is the name given to an abnormal change which occurs to any tissue or organ, caused by a disease or injury. The abnormal growths of tissue can occur from some form of trauma, including an accident, spinal cord injury, or serious infections, such as syphilis or HIV (Rubin).

Is myelomalacia serious?

Is myelopathy the same as myelomalacia?

Yes. But at the initial time of imaging, when there is extrinsic compression, you cant differentiate the two, as both are high signal on T2 and can coexist. So when you see a compressed cord with high T2 signal, there may be potentially reversible cord oedema (myelopathy) and atrophy (myelomalacia) present together.