ICD-10-CM Code S06.33

Contusion and laceration of cerebrum, unspecified

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

S06.33 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of contusion and laceration of cerebrum, unspecified. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:S06.33
Short Description:Contusion and laceration of cerebrum, unspecified
Long Description:Contusion and laceration of cerebrum, unspecified

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

  • S06.330 - ... without loss of consciousness
  • S06.330A - ... without loss of consciousness, initial encounter
  • S06.330D - ... without loss of consciousness, subsequent encounter
  • S06.330S - ... without loss of consciousness, sequela
  • S06.331 - ... with loss of consciousness of 30 minutes or less
  • S06.331A - ... with loss of consciousness of 30 minutes or less, initial encounter
  • S06.331D - ... with loss of consciousness of 30 minutes or less, subsequent encounter
  • S06.331S - ... with loss of consciousness of 30 minutes or less, sequela
  • S06.332 - ... with loss of consciousness of 31 minutes to 59 minutes
  • S06.332A - ... with loss of consciousness of 31 minutes to 59 minutes, initial encounter
  • S06.332D - ... with loss of consciousness of 31 minutes to 59 minutes, subsequent encounter
  • S06.332S - ... with loss of consciousness of 31 minutes to 59 minutes, sequela
  • S06.333 - ... with loss of consciousness of 1 hour to 5 hours 59 minutes
  • S06.333A - ... with loss of consciousness of 1 hour to 5 hours 59 minutes, initial encounter
  • S06.333D - ... with loss of consciousness of 1 hour to 5 hours 59 minutes, subsequent encounter
  • S06.333S - ... with loss of consciousness of 1 hour to 5 hours 59 minutes, sequela
  • S06.334 - ... with loss of consciousness of 6 hours to 24 hours
  • S06.334A - ... with loss of consciousness of 6 hours to 24 hours, initial encounter
  • S06.334D - ... with loss of consciousness of 6 hours to 24 hours, subsequent encounter
  • S06.334S - ... with loss of consciousness of 6 hours to 24 hours, sequela
  • S06.335 - ... with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours with return to pre-existing conscious level
  • S06.335A - ... with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours with return to pre-existing conscious level, initial encounter
  • S06.335D - ... with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours with return to pre-existing conscious level, subsequent encounter
  • S06.335S - ... with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours with return to pre-existing conscious level, sequela
  • S06.336 - ... with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours without return to pre-existing conscious level with patient surviving
  • S06.336A - ... with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours without return to pre-existing conscious level with patient surviving, initial encounter
  • S06.336D - ... with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours without return to pre-existing conscious level with patient surviving, subsequent encounter
  • S06.336S - ... with loss of consciousness greater than 24 hours without return to pre-existing conscious level with patient surviving, sequela
  • S06.337 - ... with loss of consciousness of any duration with death due to brain injury prior to regaining consciousness
  • S06.337A - ... with loss of consciousness of any duration with death due to brain injury prior to regaining consciousness, initial encounter
  • S06.338 - ... with loss of consciousness of any duration with death due to other cause prior to regaining consciousness
  • S06.338A - ... with loss of consciousness of any duration with death due to other cause prior to regaining consciousness, initial encounter
  • S06.339 - ... with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration
  • S06.339A - ... with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration, initial encounter
  • S06.339D - ... with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration, subsequent encounter
  • S06.339S - ... with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration, sequela

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 S06.33 are found in the index:


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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