ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S20.359D

Superficial foreign body of unsp front wall of thorax, subs

Diagnosis Code S20.359D

ICD-10: S20.359D
Short Description: Superficial foreign body of unsp front wall of thorax, subs
Long Description: Superficial foreign body of unspecified front wall of thorax, subsequent encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S20.359D

Valid for Submission
The code S20.359D is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the thorax (S20-S29)
      • Superficial injury of thorax (S20)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S20.359D is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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The code S20.359D is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Foreign body of skin of chest
  • Splinter of chest wall without major open wound, infected
  • Splinter of chest wall, without major open wound
  • Splinter of chest wall, without major open wound
  • Superficial foreign body of chest wall without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of chest wall without major open wound but with infection

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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  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Splinter removal (Medical Encyclopedia)

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