ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 878.8

Open wound genital NEC

Diagnosis Code 878.8

ICD-9: 878.8
Short Description: Open wound genital NEC
Long Description: Open wound of other and unspecified parts of genital organs (external), without mention of complication
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 878.8

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

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  • Animal bite of genitalia
  • Cut of genitalia
  • Degloving injury of genitalia
  • Dog bite of genitalia
  • Female genital cutting
  • Fishing hook in genitalia
  • Fishing hook in groin
  • Human bite of genitalia
  • Needle stick injury of genitalia
  • Open wound of external genital organs
  • Open wound of external genital organs without complication
  • Stab wound of genitalia
  • Traumatic amputation of external genital organs
  • Traumatic amputation of testis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 878.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

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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