ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S26.020

Mild laceration of heart with hemopericardium

Diagnosis Code S26.020

ICD-10: S26.020
Short Description: Mild laceration of heart with hemopericardium
Long Description: Mild laceration of heart with hemopericardium
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S26.020

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
    • Injuries to the thorax (S20-S29)
      • Injury of heart (S26)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Also called: Hematoma, Hemorrhage

Bleeding is the loss of blood. It can happen inside or outside the body. Bleeding can be a reaction to a cut or other wound. It can also result from an injury to internal organs.

There are many situations in which you might bleed. A bruise is bleeding under the skin. Some strokes are caused by bleeding in the brain. Other bleeding, such as gastrointestinal bleeding, coughing up blood, or vaginal bleeding, can be a symptom of a disease.

Normally, when you bleed, your blood forms clots to stop the bleeding. Severe bleeding may require first aid or a trip to the emergency room. If you have a bleeding disorder, your blood does not form clots normally.

  • Bleeding
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bleeding into the skin
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage of the newborn
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage

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Chest Injuries and Disorders

The chest is the part of the body between your neck and your abdomen. It includes the ribs and breastbone. Inside your chest are several organs, including the heart, lungs, and esophagus. The pleura, a large thin sheet of tissue, lines the inside of the chest cavity.

Chest injuries and disorders include

  • Heart diseases
  • Lung diseases and collapsed lung
  • Pleural disorders
  • Esophagus disorders
  • Broken ribs
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • Disorders of the mediastinum, the space between the lungs, breastbone, and spine

  • Chest tube insertion
  • Costochondritis
  • Mediastinal tumor
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Rib fracture - aftercare

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