ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S11.23

Pnctr w/o foreign body of pharynx and cervical esophagus

Diagnosis Code S11.23

ICD-10: S11.23
Short Description: Pnctr w/o foreign body of pharynx and cervical esophagus
Long Description: Puncture wound without foreign body of pharynx and cervical esophagus
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S11.23

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the neck (S10-S19)
      • Open wound of neck (S11)

Information for Patients


Esophagus Disorders

The esophagus is the muscular tube that carries food, and liquids from your mouth to the stomach. You may not be aware of your esophagus until you swallow something too large, too hot, or too cold. You may also notice it when something is wrong. You may feel pain or have trouble swallowing.

The most common problem with the esophagus is GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). With GERD, a muscle at the end of your esophagus does not close properly. This allows stomach contents to leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus and irritate it. Over time, GERD can cause damage to the esophagus.

Other problems include heartburn, cancer, and esophagitis. Doctors may use various tests to make a diagnosis. These include imaging tests, an upper endoscopy, and a biopsy.

Treatment depends on the problem. Some problems get better with over-the-counter medicines or changes in diet. Others may need prescription medicines or surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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  • Esophageal atresia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Esophageal manometry (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Esophageal perforation (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Esophageal spasm (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Esophageal stricture - benign (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Esophagitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Esophagitis - infectious (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lower esophageal ring (Schatzki) (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Mallory-Weiss tear (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Swallowing problems (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Upper GI and small bowel series (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Neck Injuries and Disorders

Any part of your neck - muscles, bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, or nerves - can cause neck problems. Neck pain is very common. Pain may also come from your shoulder, jaw, head, or upper arms.

Muscle strain or tension often causes neck pain. The problem is usually overuse, such as from sitting at a computer for too long. Sometimes you can strain your neck muscles from sleeping in an awkward position or overdoing it during exercise. Falls or accidents, including car accidents, are another common cause of neck pain. Whiplash, a soft tissue injury to the neck, is also called neck sprain or strain.

Treatment depends on the cause, but may include applying ice, taking pain relievers, getting physical therapy or wearing a cervical collar. You rarely need surgery.

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  • Neck pain (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neck pain or spasms -- self care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neck x-ray (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal fusion (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Torticollis (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Wounds and Injuries

Also called: Traumatic injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

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  • Laceration - sutures or staples - at home (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lacerations - liquid bandage (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Surgical wound care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wet to dry dressing changes (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Wound care centers (Medical Encyclopedia)


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