ICD-10 Diagnosis Code S80.859A

Superficial foreign body, unspecified lower leg, init encntr

Diagnosis Code S80.859A

ICD-10: S80.859A
Short Description: Superficial foreign body, unspecified lower leg, init encntr
Long Description: Superficial foreign body, unspecified lower leg, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code S80.859A

Valid for Submission
The code S80.859A is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Injuries to the knee and lower leg (S80-S89)
      • Superficial injury of knee and lower leg (S80)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code S80.859A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 604 - TRAUMA TO THE SKIN, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND BREAST WITH MCC
  • 605 - TRAUMA TO THE SKIN, SUBCUTANEOUS TISSUE AND BREAST WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Foreign body in lower limb
  • Foreign body of skin of calf
  • Foreign body of skin of lower leg
  • Foreign body of skin of lower leg
  • Foreign body of skin of lower leg
  • Foreign body of skin of lower limb
  • Foreign body of skin of shin
  • Splinter in leg
  • Splinter of lower leg, without major open wound
  • Superficial foreign body in lower leg
  • Superficial foreign body of leg without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of lower leg without major open wound and without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of lower limb without infection and without major open wound
  • Superficial injury of lower leg without infection
  • Wood splinter in calf
  • Wood splinter in lower leg

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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