ICD-10 Diagnosis Code W45.8XXA

Oth foreign body or object entering through skin, init

Diagnosis Code W45.8XXA

ICD-10: W45.8XXA
Short Description: Oth foreign body or object entering through skin, init
Long Description: Other foreign body or object entering through skin, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code W45.8XXA

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The code W45.8XXA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Replaced Code Additional informationCallout TooltipReplaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2017. This codes was replaced for the FY 2018 (October 1, 2017-September 30, 2018).

This code was replaced in the 2018 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
  • W26.9XXA - Contact with unspecified sharp object(s), initial encounter

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Exposure to inanimate mechanical forces (W20-W49)
      • Foreign body or object entering through skin (W45)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Accident caused by arrow
  • Accident caused by broken ceramic
  • Accident caused by dart
  • Accident caused by drawing pin
  • Accident caused by dressmaking pin
  • Accident caused by lathe turnings
  • Accident caused by safety pin
  • Accident caused by sharp pointed object
  • Accident caused by sharp pointed object
  • Accident caused by sharp pointed object
  • Accident caused by sharp pointed object
  • Accident caused by sharp pointed object
  • Accident caused by sharp pointed object
  • Accident caused by sharp-edged object
  • Accident caused by sharp-edged object
  • Accident caused by splinter
  • Fishing hook foreign body
  • Fishing hook in shoulder
  • Fishing hook in trunk
  • Foreign body in anus
  • Foreign body in forearm
  • Foreign body in scrotum
  • Foreign body in skin
  • Foreign body in thigh
  • Foreign body of breast
  • Foreign body of breast
  • Foreign body of skin of abdomen
  • Foreign body of skin of axilla
  • Foreign body of skin of breast
  • Foreign body of skin of chest
  • Foreign body of skin of eye region
  • Foreign body of skin of groin
  • Foreign body of skin of head
  • Foreign body of skin of head
  • Foreign body of skin of head
  • Foreign body of skin of lower leg
  • Foreign body of skin of mouth
  • Foreign body of skin of neck
  • Foreign body of skin of throat
  • Infected foreign body by site
  • Splinter foreign body
  • Splinter in face
  • Splinter in foot
  • Splinter in neck
  • Splinter of abdominal wall, without major open wound
  • Splinter of ankle, without major open wound
  • Splinter of anus without major open wound, infected
  • Splinter of anus, without major open wound
  • Splinter of anus, without major open wound
  • Splinter of axilla, without major open wound
  • Splinter of back, without major open wound
  • Splinter of breast, without major open wound
  • Splinter of chest wall, without major open wound
  • Splinter of flank, without major open wound
  • Splinter of foot, without major open wound
  • Splinter of forearm, without major open wound
  • Splinter of groin, without major open wound
  • Splinter of hip, without major open wound
  • Splinter of interscapular region, without major open wound
  • Splinter of knee, without major open wound
  • Splinter of lower leg, without major open wound
  • Splinter of neck, without major open wound
  • Splinter of scapular region, without major open wound
  • Splinter of scrotum and testis, without major open wound
  • Splinter of shoulder, without major open wound
  • Splinter of thigh, without major open wound
  • Splinter of toe, without major open wound
  • Splinter of upper arm, without major open wound
  • Splinter of vulva, without major open wound
  • Splinter of wrist, without major open wound
  • Superficial foreign body in foot
  • Superficial foreign body in foot
  • Superficial foreign body in shoulder
  • Superficial foreign body in toe
  • Superficial foreign body of anus without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of anus without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of axilla without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of back without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of chest wall without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of face without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of foot without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of interscapular region without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of shoulder without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of toe without major open wound but with infection
  • Superficial foreign body of vulva without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial injury of anus
  • Superficial injury of anus
  • Superficial injury of anus with infection
  • Superficial injury of anus without infection
  • Superficial injury of axilla
  • Superficial injury of axilla without infection
  • Superficial injury of back without infection
  • Superficial injury of back without infection
  • Superficial injury of foot with infection
  • Superficial injury of interscapular region
  • Superficial injury of interscapular region without infection
  • Superficial injury of shoulder without infection
  • Superficial injury of vulva
  • Superficial injury of vulva without 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.

  • 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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