ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 878.3

Opn wnd scrot/test-compl

Diagnosis Code 878.3

ICD-9: 878.3
Short Description: Opn wnd scrot/test-compl
Long Description: Open wound of scrotum and testes, complicated
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 878.3

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning
    • Open wound of head, neck, and trunk (870-879)
      • 878 Open wound of genital organs (external), including traumatic amputation

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
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Diagnoses for males only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for males only
Diagnoses for males only.

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 878.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Castration, traumatic 878.2
      • complicated 878.3
    • Rupture, ruptured 553.9
      • testis (traumatic) 878.2
        • complicated 878.3
    • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
      • epididymis 878.2
        • complicated 878.3
      • scrotum 878.2
        • complicated 878.3
      • spermatic cord (scrotal) 878.2
        • complicated 878.3
      • testis 878.2
        • complicated 878.3
      • tunica vaginalis 878.2
        • complicated 878.3

Information for Patients

Testicular Disorders

Testicles, or testes, make male hormones and sperm. They are two egg-shaped organs inside the scrotum, the loose sac of skin behind the penis. It's easy to injure your testicles because they are not protected by bones or muscles. Men and boys should wear athletic supporters when they play sports.

You should examine your testicles monthly and seek medical attention for lumps, redness, pain or other changes. Testicles can get inflamed or infected. They can also develop cancer. Testicular cancer is rare and highly treatable. It usually happens between the ages of 15 and 40.

  • Anorchia
  • Hydrocele
  • Hydrocele repair
  • Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism
  • Orchitis
  • Scrotal masses
  • Testicle lump
  • Testicle pain
  • Testicle ultrasound
  • Testicular failure
  • Testicular self-examination
  • Testicular torsion
  • Testicular torsion repair
  • Undescended testicle
  • Undescended testicle repair
  • Varicocele

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Wounds and Injuries

Also called: Traumatic injuries

An injury is damage to your body. It is a general term that refers to harm caused by accidents, falls, hits, weapons, and more. In the U.S., millions of people injure themselves every year. These injuries range from minor to life-threatening. Injuries can happen at work or play, indoors or outdoors, driving a car, or walking across the street.

Wounds are injuries that break the skin or other body tissues. They include cuts, scrapes, scratches, and punctured skin. They often happen because of an accident, but surgery, sutures, and stitches also cause wounds. Minor wounds usually aren't serious, but it is important to clean them. Serious and infected wounds may require first aid followed by a visit to your doctor. You should also seek attention if the wound is deep, you cannot close it yourself, you cannot stop the bleeding or get the dirt out, or it does not heal.

Other common types of injuries include

  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

  • Amputation - traumatic
  • Animal bites -- self-care
  • Bleeding
  • Closed suction drain with bulb
  • Crush injury
  • Cuts and puncture wounds
  • Electrical injury
  • Gunshot wounds -- aftercare
  • Hemovac drain
  • How wounds heal
  • Human bites -- self-care
  • Laceration - sutures or staples - at home
  • Lacerations - liquid bandage
  • Nail injuries
  • Skin flaps and grafts -- self-care
  • Sterile technique
  • Sternal exploration or closure
  • Surgical wound care
  • Surgical wound care -- closed
  • Surgical wound infection - treatment
  • Wet to dry dressing changes
  • Wound care centers

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