ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S20.459

Superficial foreign body of unspecified back wall of thorax

Diagnosis Code S20.459

ICD-10: S20.459
Short Description: Superficial foreign body of unspecified back wall of thorax
Long Description: Superficial foreign body of unspecified back wall of thorax
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S20.459

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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

Synonyms
  • Foreign body of skin of back
  • Splinter of back without major open wound, infected
  • Splinter of back, without major open wound
  • Splinter of back, without major open wound
  • Splinter of interscapular region without major open wound, infected
  • Splinter of interscapular region, without major open wound
  • Splinter of interscapular region, without major open wound
  • Superficial foreign body of back without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of back without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of interscapular region without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of interscapular region without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial injury of back with infection
  • Superficial injury of back without infection
  • Superficial injury of back without infection
  • Superficial injury of interscapular region
  • Superficial injury of interscapular region
  • Superficial injury of interscapular region with infection
  • Superficial injury of interscapular region without infection
  • Wood splinter in back

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.

  • Bezoar (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye - foreign object in (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign body in the nose (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Splinter removal (Medical Encyclopedia)


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