ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V90.31

Retained quills/spines

Diagnosis Code V90.31

ICD-9: V90.31
Short Description: Retained quills/spines
Long Description: Retained animal quills or spines
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V90.31

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Retained foreign body (V90)
      • V90 Retained foreign body

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Z18.31 - Retained animal quills or spines

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V90.31 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Foreign body
      • retained (old) (nonmagnetic) (in) V90.9
        • fragment(s)
          • animal quills V90.31
          • animal spines V90.31

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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