ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S09.0XXS

Injury of blood vessels of head, NEC, sequela

Diagnosis Code S09.0XXS

ICD-10: S09.0XXS
Short Description: Injury of blood vessels of head, NEC, sequela
Long Description: Injury of blood vessels of head, not elsewhere classified, sequela
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S09.0XXS

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Other and unspecified injuries of head (S09)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S09.0XXS is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code S09.0XXS is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Late effect of injury to blood vessel of head, neck and extremities

Information for Patients

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
  • Skull fracture

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