ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S02.109A

Fracture of base of skull, unspecified side, init

Diagnosis Code S02.109A

ICD-10: S02.109A
Short Description: Fracture of base of skull, unspecified side, init
Long Description: Fracture of base of skull, unspecified side, initial encounter for closed fracture
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S02.109A

Valid for Submission
The code S02.109A is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

New 2017 ICD-10 Code
S02.109A is new to ICD-10 code set for the FY 2017, effective October 1, 2016.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Fracture of skull and facial bones (S02)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Closed fracture of base of skull
  • Closed fracture of base of skull with cerebral laceration AND/OR contusion
  • Closed fracture of base of skull with concussion
  • Closed fracture of base of skull with intracranial hemorrhage
  • Closed fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury
  • Closed fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury, with 1-24 hours loss of consciousness
  • Closed fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury, with less than 1 hour loss of consciousness
  • Closed fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury, with more than 24 hours loss of consciousness and return to pre-existing conscious level
  • Closed fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury, with more than 24 hours loss of consciousness without return to pre-existing conscious level
  • Closed fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury, with no loss of consciousness
  • Closed fracture of base of skull with loss of consciousness
  • Closed fracture of base of skull with subarachnoid, subdural AND/OR extradural hemorrhage
  • Closed fracture of base of skull without intracranial injury
  • Closed skull fracture with cerebral laceration AND/OR contusion
  • Closed skull fracture with intracranial hemorrhage
  • Closed skull fracture with subarachnoid, subdural AND/OR extradural hemorrhage
  • Closed skull fracture without intracranial injury
  • Fracture of base of skull
  • Fracture of ethmoid sinus
  • Open fracture of base of skull
  • Open fracture of base of skull with cerebral laceration AND contusion
  • Open fracture of base of skull with intracranial hemorrhage
  • Open fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury
  • Open fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury, with 1-24 hours loss of consciousness
  • Open fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury, with less than 1 hour loss of consciousness
  • Open fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury, with more than 24 hours loss of consciousness and return to pre-existing conscious level
  • Open fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury, with more than 24 hours loss of consciousness without return to pre-existing conscious level
  • Open fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury, with no loss of consciousness
  • Open fracture of base of skull with subarachnoid, subdural AND/OR extradural hemorrhage
  • Open fracture of base of skull without intracranial injury
  • Open skull fracture with cerebral laceration AND/OR contusion
  • Open skull fracture with intracranial hemorrhage
  • Open skull fracture with intracranial hemorrhage
  • Open skull fracture with subarachnoid, subdural AND/OR extradural hemorrhage
  • Open skull fracture without intracranial injury

Replacement Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplacement Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This is a new and revised code for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).

This code replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10 code(s) listed below:
  • S02.10XA - Unsp fracture of base of skull, init for clos fx


Information for Patients


Fractures

Also called: Broken bone

A fracture is a break, usually in a bone. If the broken bone punctures the skin, it is called an open or compound fracture. Fractures commonly happen because of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Other causes are low bone density and osteoporosis, which cause weakening of the bones. Overuse can cause stress fractures, which are very small cracks in the bone.

Symptoms of a fracture are

  • Intense pain
  • Deformity - the limb looks out of place
  • Swelling, bruising, or tenderness around the injury
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Problems moving a limb

You need to get medical care right away for any fracture. An x-ray can tell if your bone is broken. You may need to wear a cast or splint. Sometimes you need surgery to put in plates, pins or screws to keep the bone in place.

  • Ankle fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Broken bone (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Broken collarbone - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Closed reduction of a fractured bone (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Closed reduction of a fractured bone - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hand fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Metatarsal fracture (acute) - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Metatarsal stress fractures - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Radial head fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • What Are Growth Plate Injuries? - NIH (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)


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Head Injuries

Also called: Cranial injuries, Skull fractures, Skull injuries

Chances are you've bumped your head before. Often, the injury is minor because your skull is hard and it protects your brain. But other head injuries can be more severe, such as a skull fracture, concussion, or traumatic brain injury.

Head injuries can be open or closed. A closed injury does not break through the skull. With an open, or penetrating, injury, an object pierces the skull and enters the brain. Closed injuries are not always less severe than open injuries.

Some common causes of head injuries are falls, motor vehicle accidents, violence, and sports injuries.

It is important to know the warning signs of a moderate or severe head injury. Get help immediately if the injured person has

  • A headache that gets worse or does not go away
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • An inability to wake up
  • Dilated (enlarged) pupil in one or both eyes
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness or numbness in the arms or legs
  • Loss of coordination
  • Increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation

Doctors use a neurologic exam and imaging tests to make a diagnosis. Treatment depends on the type of injury and how severe it is.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Head injury - first aid (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skull fracture (Medical Encyclopedia)


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