ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S36.020

Minor contusion of spleen

Diagnosis Code S36.020

ICD-10: S36.020
Short Description: Minor contusion of spleen
Long Description: Minor contusion of spleen
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S36.020

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
    • Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals (S30-S39)
      • Injury of intra-abdominal organs (S36)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code S36.020 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Spleen Diseases

Also called: Splenic diseases

Your spleen is an organ above your stomach and under your ribs on your left side. It is about as big as your fist. The spleen is part of your lymphatic system, which fights infection and keeps your body fluids in balance. It contains white blood cells that fight germs. Your spleen also helps control the amount of blood in your body, and destroys old and damaged cells.

Certain diseases might cause your spleen to swell. You can also damage or rupture your spleen in an injury, especially if it is already swollen. If your spleen is too damaged, you might need surgery to remove it. You can live without a spleen. Other organs, such as your liver, will take over some of the spleen's work. Without a spleen, however, your body will lose some of its ability to fight infections.

  • Hypersplenism
  • Spleen removal
  • Spleen removal - laparoscopic - adults - discharge
  • Spleen removal - open - adults - discharge
  • Splenomegaly

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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

  • Bleeding
  • Crush injury
  • Cuts and puncture wounds
  • Electrical injury
  • Gunshot wounds -- aftercare
  • How wounds heal
  • Human bites -- self-care
  • Laceration - sutures or staples - at home
  • Lacerations - liquid bandage
  • Surgical wound care
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment
  • Wet to dry dressing changes
  • Wound care centers

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