Not Valid for Submission
S36.032 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of major laceration of spleen. 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.
The ICD-10-CM code S36.032 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like avulsion of spleen, injury of spleen with open wound into abdominal cavity, injury of spleen without open wound into abdominal cavity, laceration of spleen, major laceration of spleen , massive parenchymal disruption of spleen with open wound into abdominal cavity, etc.
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Injury of intra-abdominal organs (S36). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:
- A - initial encounter
- D - subsequent encounter
- S - sequela
Specific Coding for Major laceration of spleen
Non-specific codes like S36.032 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 major laceration of spleen:
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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code S36.032:
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Avulsion of spleen
- Laceration of spleen greater than 3 cm
- Massive laceration of spleen
- Multiple moderate lacerations of spleen
- Stellate laceration of spleen
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 S36.032 are found in the index:
- - Injury - See Also: specified injury type; - T14.90
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Avulsion of spleen
- Injury of spleen with open wound into abdominal cavity
- Injury of spleen without open wound into abdominal cavity
- Laceration of spleen
- Major laceration of spleen
- Massive parenchymal disruption of spleen with open wound into abdominal cavity
- Massive parenchymal disruption of spleen without open wound into abdominal cavity
- Open injury of spleen
Information for Patients
Your spleen is an organ above your stomach and under your ribs on your left side. It is about as big as your fist. The spleen is part of your lymphatic system, which fights infection and keeps your body fluids in balance. It contains white blood cells that fight germs. Your spleen also helps control the amount of blood in your body, and destroys old and damaged cells.
Certain diseases might cause your spleen to swell. You can also damage or rupture your spleen in an injury, especially if it is already swollen. If your spleen is too damaged, you might need surgery to remove it. You can live without a spleen. Other organs, such as your liver, will take over some of the spleen's work. Without a spleen, however, your body will lose some of its ability to fight infections.
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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
- Electrical injuries
- Fractures (broken bones)
- Sprains and strains
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