ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S70.359

Superficial foreign body, unspecified thigh

Diagnosis Code S70.359

ICD-10: S70.359
Short Description: Superficial foreign body, unspecified thigh
Long Description: Superficial foreign body, unspecified thigh
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S70.359

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the hip and thigh (S70-S79)
      • Superficial injury of hip and thigh (S70)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Foreign body in thigh
  • Foreign body in thigh
  • Foreign body of skin of thigh
  • Splinter of lower limb, without major open wound, infected
  • Splinter of thigh, without major open wound
  • Splinter of thigh, without major open wound
  • Splinter of thigh, without major open wound, infected
  • Superficial foreign body in thigh
  • Superficial foreign body of lower limb without infection and without major open wound
  • Superficial foreign body of thigh without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of thigh without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial injury of thigh
  • Superficial injury of thigh
  • Superficial injury of thigh
  • Superficial injury of thigh with infection
  • Superficial injury of thigh 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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