ICD-10-CM Code S06.1X0A

Traumatic cerebral edema without loss of consciousness, initial encounter

Version 2020 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

S06.1X0A is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of traumatic cerebral edema without loss of consciousness, initial encounter. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code S06.1X0A might also be used to specify conditions or terms like localized edema, traumatic cerebral edema, traumatic cerebral edema with open intracranial wound, traumatic cerebral edema without open intracranial wound, traumatic focal cerebral edema, traumatic generalized cerebral edema, etc

Short Description:Traumatic cerebral edema w/o loss of consciousness, init
Long Description:Traumatic cerebral edema without loss of consciousness, initial encounter


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

  • Localized edema
  • Traumatic cerebral edema
  • Traumatic cerebral edema with open intracranial wound
  • Traumatic cerebral edema without open intracranial wound
  • Traumatic focal cerebral edema
  • Traumatic generalized cerebral edema

Convert S06.1X0A to ICD-9

  • 854.01 - Brain injury NEC-no coma (Combination Flag)
  • 348.5 - Cerebral edema (Combination Flag)

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Intracranial injury (S06)

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

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) happens when a bump, blow, jolt, or other head injury causes damage to the brain. Every year, millions of people in the U.S. suffer brain injuries. More than half are bad enough that people must go to the hospital. The worst injuries can lead to permanent brain damage or death. Half of all TBIs are from motor vehicle accidents. Military personnel in combat zones are also at risk.

Symptoms of a TBI may not appear until days or weeks following the injury. A concussion is the mildest type. It can cause a headache or neck pain, nausea, ringing in the ears, dizziness, and tiredness. People with a moderate or severe TBI may have those, plus other symptoms:

  • A headache that gets worse or does not go away
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Inability to awaken from sleep
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness or numbness in the arms and legs
  • Dilated eye pupils

Health care professionals use a neurological exam and imaging tests to assess TBI. Serious traumatic brain injuries need emergency treatment. Treatment and outcome depend on how severe the injury is. TBI can cause a wide range of changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, or emotions. TBI can be associated with post-traumatic stress disorder. People with severe injuries usually need rehabilitation.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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