Billable Medical Code for Benign Intracranial Hypertension

Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 348.2

Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 348.2.

Short description: Pseudotumor cerebri.

Known As

Pseudotumor Cerebri is also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension, pseudotumor cerebri

Pseudotumor Cerebri Definition and Symptoms

Pseudotumor Cerebri occurs when intracranial pressure increases for no apparent reason. Symptoms often mimic those of a brain tumor, however no tumor is present. These symptoms include swelling of the optic nerve resulting in vision loss, blurred vision, buzzing sound in the ears, dizziness, or nausea.