ICD-10-CM Code S04.89

Injury of other cranial nerves

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S04.89 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of injury of other cranial nerves. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S04.89
Short Description:Injury of other cranial nerves
Long Description:Injury of other cranial nerves

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • S04.891 - ... right side
  • S04.891A - ... right side, initial encounter
  • S04.891D - ... right side, subsequent encounter
  • S04.891S - ... right side, sequela
  • S04.892 - ... left side
  • S04.892A - ... left side, initial encounter
  • S04.892D - ... left side, subsequent encounter
  • S04.892S - ... left side, sequela
  • S04.899 - ... unspecified side
  • S04.899A - ... unspecified side, initial encounter
  • S04.899D - ... unspecified side, subsequent encounter
  • S04.899S - ... unspecified side, sequela

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S04.89:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Injury of vagus 10th nerve

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code S04.89 are found in the index:


Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Injury of cranial nerve (S04)

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


Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Your peripheral nerves are the ones outside your brain and spinal cord. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral nerve disorders distort or interrupt the messages between the brain and the rest of the body.

There are more than 100 kinds of peripheral nerve disorders. They can affect one nerve or many nerves. Some are the result of other diseases, like diabetic nerve problems. Others, like Guillain-Barre syndrome, happen after a virus infection. Still others are from nerve compression, like carpal tunnel syndrome or thoracic outlet syndrome. In some cases, like complex regional pain syndrome and brachial plexus injuries, the problem begins after an injury. Some people are born with peripheral nerve disorders.

Symptoms often start gradually, and then get worse. They include

  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Burning or tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sensitivity to touch

Treatment aims to treat any underlying problem, reduce pain and control symptoms.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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