ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S09.90XS

Unspecified injury of head, sequela

Diagnosis Code S09.90XS

ICD-10: S09.90XS
Short Description: Unspecified injury of head, sequela
Long Description: Unspecified injury of head, sequela
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S09.90XS

Valid for Submission
The code S09.90XS 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

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S09.90XS is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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The code S09.90XS is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Bleeding from ear
  • Closed injury of head
  • Closed wound of head
  • Conversion muteness
  • Friction alopecia
  • Head and neck injury
  • Injury of back of head
  • Injury of external auditory canal
  • Injury of forehead
  • Injury of head
  • Injury of head with otorrhagia
  • Injury of head with rhinorrhagia
  • Injury of upper respiratory tract
  • Language disorder associated with thought disorder
  • Major head injury
  • Metal foreign body in forehead
  • Metal foreign body in head
  • Minor head injury
  • Moderate head injury
  • Multiple injuries of head
  • Neonatal extracranial head trauma
  • Neonatal traumatic disorder
  • Non-accidental injury
  • Non-accidental injury to child
  • Non-accidental traumatic head injury to child
  • Post-traumatic mutism
  • Scalp injury
  • Sequelae of injuries of head
  • Traumatic alopecia
  • Vertigo preceded by head injury
  • Wig friction

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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