ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W45.8XXA

Oth foreign body or object entering through skin, init

Diagnosis Code W45.8XXA

ICD-10: W45.8XXA
Short Description: Oth foreign body or object entering through skin, init
Long Description: Other foreign body or object entering through skin, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W45.8XXA

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This codes was replaced for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).

This code was replaced in the 2017 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • W26.9XXA - Contact with unspecified sharp object(s), initial encounter

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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