ICD-9 Code 910.6

Superficial foreign body (splinter) of face, neck, and scalp except eye, without major open wound and without mention of infection

Not Valid for Submission

910.6 is a legacy non-billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of superficial foreign body (splinter) of face, neck, and scalp except eye, without major open wound and without mention of infection. This code was replaced on September 30, 2015 by its ICD-10 equivalent.

ICD-9: 910.6
Short Description:Foreign body head
Long Description:Superficial foreign body (splinter) of face, neck, and scalp except eye, without major open wound and without mention of infection

Convert 910.6 to ICD-10

The following crosswalk between ICD-9 to ICD-10 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • S00.05XA - Superficial foreign body of scalp, initial encounter
  • S00.35XA - Superficial foreign body of nose, initial encounter
  • S00.459A - Superficial foreign body of unspecified ear, init encntr
  • S00.551A - Superficial foreign body of lip, initial encounter
  • S00.552A - Superficial foreign body of oral cavity, initial encounter
  • S00.95XA - Superficial foreign body of unsp part of head, init encntr
  • S10.15XA - Superficial foreign body of throat, initial encounter
  • S10.95XA - Superficial foreign body of unsp part of neck, init encntr

Code Classification

  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 910 Superficial injury of face, neck, and scalp except eye

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms

  • Fishing hook in head and neck
  • Foreign body in head
  • Foreign body in lip
  • Foreign body of skin of cheek
  • Foreign body of skin of forehead
  • Foreign body of skin of head
  • Foreign body of skin of lip
  • Foreign body of skin of mouth
  • Foreign body of skin of neck
  • Foreign body of skin of nose
  • Foreign body of skin of scalp
  • Foreign body of skin of throat
  • Glass in cheek
  • Glass in face
  • Glass in forehead
  • Glass in head
  • Glass in head and neck
  • Glass in lip
  • Glass in neck
  • Glass in scalp
  • Metal foreign body in cheek
  • Splinter in face
  • Splinter in neck
  • Splinter in scalp
  • Splinter of face, without major open wound
  • Splinter of neck, without major open wound
  • Splinter of scalp, without major open wound
  • Superficial foreign body of cheek without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of ear without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of face without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of gum without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of lip without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of neck without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of nose without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of scalp without major open wound AND without infection
  • Wood splinter in anterior region of neck
  • Wood splinter in cheek
  • Wood splinter in ear region
  • Wood splinter in face
  • Wood splinter in forehead
  • Wood splinter in head
  • Wood splinter in head and neck
  • Wood splinter in lip
  • Wood splinter in mouth
  • Wood splinter in neck
  • Wood splinter in nose
  • Wood splinter in scalp

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
  • Eye - foreign object in
  • Foreign body in the nose
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed
  • Splinter removal

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ICD-9 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-9 and ICD-10 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.