ICD-10-CM Code S01.532A

Puncture wound without foreign body of oral cavity, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S01.532A is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of puncture wound without foreign body of oral cavity, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S01.532A might also be used to specify conditions or terms like needle stick injury of head, needle stick injury of mouth, open wound of buccal mucosa, pellet wound of mouth, penetrating injury of buccal mucosa, penetrating injury of floor of mouth, etc

Short Description:Puncture wound w/o foreign body of oral cavity, init encntr
Long Description:Puncture wound without foreign body of oral cavity, initial encounter


The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Needle stick injury of head
  • Needle stick injury of mouth
  • Open wound of buccal mucosa
  • Pellet wound of mouth
  • Penetrating injury of buccal mucosa
  • Penetrating injury of floor of mouth
  • Penetrating injury of gingivae
  • Penetrating injury of oral alveolar mucosa
  • Penetrating injury of oral cavity
  • Penetrating injury of oral cavity
  • Penetrating injury of oral cavity
  • Penetrating injury of palate
  • Penetrating injury of tongue
  • Puncture wound of mouth
  • Puncture wound of mouth

Convert S01.532A to ICD-9

  • 873.60 - Open wound of mouth NOS (Approximate Flag)
  • 873.61 - Open wound buccal mucosa (Approximate Flag)
  • 873.62 - Open wound of gum (Approximate Flag)
  • 873.64 - Opn wnd tongue/mouth flr (Approximate Flag)
  • 873.65 - Open wound of palate (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Open wound of head (S01)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Information for Patients

Mouth Disorders

Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body. It has many different functions. It allows you to

  • Take in food and drink
  • Breathe in air
  • Start digestion, with your teeth chewing the food you eat and your salivary glands releasing saliva to help break down the food
  • Speak and sing
  • Show emotion, by smiling or pouting

Any problem that affects your mouth can make it hard to eat, drink, or even smile. Some common mouth problems include

  • Cold sores - painful sores on the lips and around the mouth, caused by a virus
  • Canker sores - painful sores in the mouth, caused by bacteria or viruses
  • Thrush - a yeast infection that causes white patches in your mouth
  • Leukoplakia - white patches of excess cell growth on the cheeks, gums or tongue, common in smokers
  • Dry mouth - a lack of enough saliva, caused by some medicines and certain diseases
  • Gum or tooth problems
  • Bad breath

Treatment for mouth disorders varies, depending on the problem. If a mouth problem is caused by some other disease, treating that disease can help. It is also important to keep your mouth clean and healthy by brushing, flossing, and not using tobacco.

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Wounds and 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

  • Animal bites
  • Bruises
  • Burns
  • Dislocations
  • Electrical injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains and strains

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