ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W45.0XXA

Nail entering through skin, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code W45.0XXA

ICD-10: W45.0XXA
Short Description: Nail entering through skin, initial encounter
Long Description: Nail entering through skin, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W45.0XXA

Valid for Submission
The code W45.0XXA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces (W20-W49)
      • Foreign body or object entering through skin (W45)

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
  • Eye - foreign object in
  • Foreign body in the nose
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed
  • Splinter removal

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