ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S06.9X5

Unsp intracranial injury w LOC >24 hr w ret consc lev

Diagnosis Code S06.9X5

ICD-10: S06.9X5
Short Description: Unsp intracranial injury w LOC >24 hr w ret consc lev
Long Description: Unspecified intracranial injury with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours with return to pre-existing conscious level
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S06.9X5

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Intracranial injury (S06)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Brain injury with open intracranial wound AND prolonged loss of consciousness
  • Brain injury without open intracranial wound AND with prolonged loss of consciousness
  • Closed fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury
  • 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 vault of skull with intracranial injury, with more than 24 hours loss of consciousness and return to pre-existing conscious level
  • Closed fracture vault of skull with intracranial injury
  • Intracranial hemorrhage following injury with prolonged loss of consciousness AND return to pre-existing conscious level
  • Intracranial hemorrhage following injury without open intracranial wound AND with prolonged loss of consciousness
  • Open fracture of base of skull
  • Open fracture of base of skull with intracranial injury
  • 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 vault of skull with intracranial injury, with more than 24 hours loss of consciousness and return to pre-existing conscious level
  • Open fracture vault of skull with intracranial injury
  • Traumatic brain injury with prolonged loss of consciousness

Information for Patients


Traumatic Brain Injury

Also called: Acquired brain injury, TBI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when a bump, blow, jolt, or other head injury causes damage to the brain. Every year, millions of people in the U.S. suffer brain injuries. More than half are bad enough that people must go to the hospital. The worst injuries can lead to permanent brain damage or death. Half of all TBIs are from motor vehicle accidents. Military personnel in combat zones are also at risk.

Symptoms of a TBI may not appear until days or weeks following the injury. A concussion is the mildest type. It can cause a headache or neck pain, nausea, ringing in the ears, dizziness, and tiredness. People with a moderate or severe TBI may have those, plus other symptoms:

  • A headache that gets worse or does not go away
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Inability to awaken from sleep
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness or numbness in the arms and legs
  • Dilated eye pupils

Health care professionals use a neurological exam and imaging tests to assess TBI. Serious traumatic brain injuries need emergency treatment. Treatment and outcome depend on how severe the injury is. TBI can cause a wide range of changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, or emotions. TBI can be associated with post-traumatic stress disorder. People with severe injuries usually need rehabilitation.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Brain injury - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Chronic subdural hematoma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • EEG (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Head injury - first aid (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intracranial pressure monitoring (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Subdural hematoma (Medical Encyclopedia)


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