ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W38

Explosion and rupture of other specified pressurized devices

Diagnosis Code W38

ICD-10: W38
Short Description: Explosion and rupture of other specified pressurized devices
Long Description: Explosion and rupture of other specified pressurized devices
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W38

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The code W38 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces (W20-W49)
      • Explosion and rupture of other specified pressurized devices (W38)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code W38 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Index of External Cause of Injuries
References found for the code W38 in the External Cause of Injuries Index:

    • Explosion(accidental) (of) (with secondary fire)
      • pressure, pressurized
        • cooker
    • Explosion(accidental) (of) (with secondary fire)
      • pressure, pressurized
        • specified device NEC
    • Explosion(accidental) (of) (with secondary fire)
      • pressure, pressurized
        • vessel (in machinery)
    • Object
      • set in motion by
        • accidental explosion or rupture of pressure vessel

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