ICD-9 Code 911.6

Superficial foreign body (splinter) of trunk, without major open wound and without mention of infection

Not Valid for Submission

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

ICD-9: 911.6
Short Description:Foreign body trunk
Long Description:Superficial foreign body (splinter) of trunk, without major open wound and without mention of infection

Convert 911.6 to ICD-10

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

  • S20.159A - Superficial foreign body of breast, unsp breast, init encntr
  • S20.95XA - Superficial foreign body of unsp parts of thorax, init
  • S30.850A - Superficial foreign body of lower back and pelvis, init
  • S30.851A - Superficial foreign body of abdominal wall, init encntr
  • S30.855A - Superficial fb of unsp external genital organs, male, init
  • S30.856A - Superficial fb of unsp external genital organs, female, init
  • S30.857A - Superficial foreign body of anus, initial encounter

Code Classification

  • Injury and poisoning (800–999)
    • Superficial injury (910-919)
      • 911 Superficial injury of trunk

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms

  • Foreign body in scrotum
  • Foreign body in testis
  • Foreign body in vas deferens
  • Foreign body of body cavity and wall
  • Foreign body of skin of abdomen
  • Foreign body of skin of back
  • Foreign body of skin of breast
  • Foreign body of skin of buttock
  • Foreign body of skin of chest
  • Foreign body of skin of genitalia
  • Foreign body of skin of groin
  • Foreign body of skin of trunk
  • Glass in abdomen
  • Glass in back
  • Glass in breast
  • Glass in buttock
  • Glass in chest
  • Glass in genitalia
  • Glass in groin
  • Glass in perineum
  • Glass in trunk
  • Splinter in trunk
  • Splinter of abdominal wall, without major open wound
  • Splinter of anus, without major open wound
  • Splinter of back without major open wound, infected
  • Splinter of back, without major open wound
  • Splinter of breast, without major open wound
  • Splinter of buttock, without major open wound
  • Splinter of chest wall, without major open wound
  • Splinter of flank, without major open wound
  • Splinter of groin, without major open wound
  • Splinter of interscapular region, without major open wound
  • Splinter of penis, without major open wound
  • Splinter of perineum, without major open wound
  • Splinter of scrotum and testis, without major open wound
  • Splinter of vagina, without major open wound
  • Splinter of vulva, without major open wound
  • Superficial foreign body of abdominal wall without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of anus without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of back without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of breast without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of buttock without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of chest wall without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of flank without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of groin without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of interscapular region without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of penis without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of perineum without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of scrotum without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of testis without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of trunk without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of vagina without major open wound AND without infection
  • Superficial foreign body of vulva without major open wound AND without infection
  • Umbilical foreign body
  • Wood splinter in abdomen
  • Wood splinter in back
  • Wood splinter in breast
  • Wood splinter in buttock
  • Wood splinter in chest
  • Wood splinter in genitalia
  • Wood splinter in groin
  • Wood splinter in perineum
  • Wood splinter in trunk

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.