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ICD-10-CM Code P12.1
Chignon (from vacuum extraction) due to birth injury

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
Newborn Only
Newborn Only
Code is only used for patients less than 1 year old.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

P12.1 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of chignon (from vacuum extraction) due to birth injury. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code P121 is used to code Chignon (medical term)

A chignon is a temporary swelling left on an infant's head after a ventouse suction cap has been used to deliver him or her. It is not a sign of serious injury and may take as little as two hours or as long as two weeks to disappear.

Specialty: Pediatrics
ICD 9 Code: 767.19

A baby's scalp showing the effects of a vacuum extraction.

Source: Wikipedia

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #795 - Normal newborn.

ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index References for 'P12.1 - Chignon (from vacuum extraction) due to birth injury'

The ICD-10-CM Alphabetical Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code P12.1. Click on any term below to browse the alphabetical index.


Other injuries to scalp (approximate match)

This is the official approximate match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that while there is no exact mapping between this ICD10 code P12.1 and a single ICD9 code, 767.19 is an approximate match for comparison and conversion purposes.

Parent Code: P12 - Birth injury to scalp

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