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Cauda equina spinal cord injury without spinal bone injury (952.4)

ICD-9 code 952.4 for Cauda equina spinal cord injury without spinal bone injury is a medical classification as listed by WHO under the range -INJURY TO NERVES AND SPINAL CORD (950-957).

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Cauda equina spinal cord injury without spinal bone injury

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