2022 ICD-10-CM Code S31.643

Puncture wound with foreign body of abdominal wall, right lower quadrant with penetration into peritoneal cavity

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10:S31.643
Short Description:Pnctr w fb of abd wall, right lower q w penet perit cav
Long Description:Puncture wound with foreign body of abdominal wall, right lower quadrant with penetration into peritoneal cavity

Code Classification

  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals (S30-S39)
      • Opn wnd abdomen, lower back, pelvis and external genitals (S31)

S31.643 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of puncture wound with foreign body of abdominal wall, right lower quadrant with penetration into peritoneal cavity. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Coding Guidelines

The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Opn wnd abdomen, lower back, pelvis and external genitals (S31). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:

Specific Coding for Pnctr w fb of abd wall, right lower q w penet perit cav

Non-specific codes like S31.643 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for pnctr w fb of abd wall, right lower q w penet perit cav:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.643A for initial encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.643D for subsequent encounter
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use S31.643S for 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 S31.643 are found in the index:

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.


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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


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)