ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S31.159

Open bite of abd wall, unsp quadrant w/o penet perit cav

Diagnosis Code S31.159

ICD-10: S31.159
Short Description: Open bite of abd wall, unsp quadrant w/o penet perit cav
Long Description: Open bite of abdominal wall, unspecified quadrant without penetration into peritoneal cavity
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S31.159

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Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the abdomen, lower back, lumbar spine, pelvis and external genitals (S30-S39)
      • Opn wnd abdomen, lower back, pelvis and external genitals (S31)

Information for Medical Professionals

  • Animal bite of abdomen
  • Animal bite of groin
  • Animal bite of groin
  • Dog bite of abdomen
  • Dog bite of groin
  • Dog bite of pelvic region
  • Dog bite of trunk
  • Dog bite of trunk
  • Human bite of abdomen
  • Human bite of groin
  • Human bite of pelvic region
  • Human bite of trunk
  • Human bite of trunk

Information for Patients

Animal Bites

Also called: Cat bites, Dog bites

Wild animals usually avoid people. They might attack, however, if they feel threatened, are sick, or are protecting their young or territory. Attacks by pets are more common. Animal bites rarely are life-threatening, but if they become infected, you can develop serious medical problems.

To prevent animal bites and complications from bites

  • Never pet, handle, or feed unknown animals
  • Leave snakes alone
  • Watch your children closely around animals
  • Vaccinate your cats, ferrets, and dogs against rabies
  • Spay or neuter your dog to make it less aggressive
  • Get a tetanus booster if you have not had one recently
  • Wear boots and long pants when you are in areas with venomous snakes

If an animal bites you, clean the wound with soap and water as soon as possible. Get medical attention if necessary.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

  • Animal bites - self-care (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Jellyfish stings (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Marine animal stings or bites (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Snake bites (Medical Encyclopedia)

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