ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S40.259

Superficial foreign body of unspecified shoulder

Diagnosis Code S40.259

ICD-10: S40.259
Short Description: Superficial foreign body of unspecified shoulder
Long Description: Superficial foreign body of unspecified shoulder
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S40.259

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the shoulder and upper arm (S40-S49)
      • Superficial injury of shoulder and upper arm (S40)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Foreign body left in shoulder
  • Foreign body of skin of axilla
  • Foreign body of skin of chest
  • Foreign body of skin of shoulder
  • Splinter of scapular region, without major open wound
  • Splinter of shoulder and upper arm, without major wound, infected
  • Splinter of shoulder, without major open wound
  • Splinter of shoulder, without major open wound
  • Splinter of shoulder, without major open wound, infected
  • Superficial foreign body in shoulder
  • Superficial foreign body in shoulder
  • Superficial foreign body of back without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of back without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of scapular region without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of scapular region without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of shoulder without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of shoulder without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial injury of back with infection
  • Superficial injury of back without infection
  • Superficial injury of scapular region without infection
  • Superficial injury of shoulder with infection
  • Superficial injury of shoulder without infection
  • Superficial injury of shoulder without infection

Information for Patients


Foreign Bodies

If you've ever gotten a splinter or had sand in your eye, you've had experience with a foreign body. A foreign body is something that is stuck inside you but isn't supposed to be there. You may inhale or swallow a foreign body, or you may get one from an injury to almost any part of your body. Foreign bodies are more common in small children, who sometimes stick things in their mouths, ears, and noses.

Some foreign bodies, like a small splinter, do not cause serious harm. Inhaled or swallowed foreign bodies may cause choking or bowel obstruction and may require medical care.

  • Bezoar (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye - foreign object in (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign body in the nose (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Splinter removal (Medical Encyclopedia)


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