ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S09.8XXA

Other specified injuries of head, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code S09.8XXA

ICD-10: S09.8XXA
Short Description: Other specified injuries of head, initial encounter
Long Description: Other specified injuries of head, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S09.8XXA

Valid for Submission
The code S09.8XXA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the head (S00-S09)
      • Other and unspecified injuries of head (S09)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Articular disc disorder of temporomandibular joint
  • Avulsion of cheek
  • Avulsion of cheek
  • Avulsion of floor of mouth
  • Avulsion of malar region of cheek
  • Avulsion of oropharynx
  • Avulsion of soft palate
  • Avulsion of zygomatic region of cheek
  • Concussion of periodontal ligament
  • Degloving injury of head
  • Degloving injury of head and neck
  • Foreign body in bone
  • Foreign body in jaw bone
  • Foreign body in lip
  • Foreign body of musculoskeletal structure
  • Headache due to external compression of head
  • Injury of meniscus of temporomandibular joint
  • Injury of periodontal tissue
  • Injury of salivary apparatus
  • Injury of salivary duct
  • Metal foreign body in cheek
  • Metal foreign body in head
  • Metal foreign body in lip
  • Peripheral nerve injury of head and neck
  • Radiation injury of eyelid
  • Splinter in face
  • Splinter of face, without major open wound
  • Transection of salivary duct
  • Wood splinter in head

Information for Patients

Head Injuries

Also called: Cranial injuries, Skull fractures, Skull injuries

Chances are you've bumped your head before. Often, the injury is minor because your skull is hard and it protects your brain. But other head injuries can be more severe, such as a skull fracture, concussion, or traumatic brain injury.

Head injuries can be open or closed. A closed injury does not break through the skull. With an open, or penetrating, injury, an object pierces the skull and enters the brain. Closed injuries are not always less severe than open injuries.

Some common causes of head injuries are falls, motor vehicle accidents, violence, and sports injuries.

It is important to know the warning signs of a moderate or severe head injury. Get help immediately if the injured person has

  • A headache that gets worse or does not go away
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • An inability to wake up
  • Dilated (enlarged) pupil in one or both eyes
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness or numbness in the arms or legs
  • Loss of coordination
  • Increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation

Doctors use a neurologic exam and imaging tests to make a diagnosis. Treatment depends on the type of injury and how severe it is.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Head injury - first aid (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Skull fracture (Medical Encyclopedia)

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