ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 910.6

Foreign body head

Diagnosis Code 910.6

ICD-9: 910.6
Short Description: Foreign body head
Long Description: Superficial foreign body (splinter) of face, neck, and scalp except eye, without major open wound and without mention of infection
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 910.6

Code Classification
  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 910 Superficial injury of face, neck, and scalp except eye

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Fishing hook in head and neck
  • Foreign body in head
  • Foreign body in lip
  • Foreign body of skin of cheek
  • Foreign body of skin of forehead
  • Foreign body of skin of head
  • Foreign body of skin of lip
  • Foreign body of skin of mouth
  • Foreign body of skin of neck
  • Foreign body of skin of nose
  • Foreign body of skin of scalp
  • Foreign body of skin of throat
  • Glass in cheek
  • Glass in face
  • Glass in forehead
  • Glass in head
  • Glass in head and neck
  • Glass in lip
  • Glass in neck
  • Glass in scalp
  • Metal foreign body in cheek
  • Splinter in face
  • Splinter in neck
  • Splinter in scalp
  • Splinter of face, without major open wound
  • Splinter of neck, without major open wound
  • Splinter of scalp, without major open wound
  • Superficial foreign body of cheek without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of ear without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of face without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of gum without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of lip without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of neck without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of nose without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of scalp without major open wound AND without infection
  • Wood splinter in anterior region of neck
  • Wood splinter in cheek
  • Wood splinter in ear region
  • Wood splinter in face
  • Wood splinter in forehead
  • Wood splinter in head
  • Wood splinter in head and neck
  • Wood splinter in lip
  • Wood splinter in mouth
  • Wood splinter in neck
  • Wood splinter in nose
  • Wood splinter in scalp

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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