ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 910.7

Foreign body head-infect

Diagnosis Code 910.7

ICD-9: 910.7
Short Description: Foreign body head-infect
Long Description: Superficial foreign body (splinter) of face, neck, and scalp except eye, without major open wound, infected
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 910.7

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
  • Splinter of face, without major open wound, infected
  • Splinter of head, without major open wound, infected
  • Splinter of neck, without major open wound, infected
  • Splinter of scalp, without major open wound, infected
  • Superficial foreign body of cheek without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of ear without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of face without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of gum without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of lip without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of neck without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of nose without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of scalp without major open wound but with infection

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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