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ICD-10-CM Code S31.8
Open wound of other parts of abdomen, lower back and pelvis

NON-BILLABLE
Non-Billable Code
Non-Billable means the code is not sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis. Use a child code to capture more detail.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

ICD Code S31.8 is a non-billable code. To code a diagnosis of this type, you must use one of the four child codes of S31.8 that describes the diagnosis 'open wound of other parts of abdomen, lower back and pelvis' in more detail.


The ICD code S31 is used to code Abdominal trauma

Abdominal trauma is an injury to the abdomen. It may be blunt or penetrating and may involve damage to the abdominal organs. Signs and symptoms include abdominal pain, tenderness, rigidity, and bruising of the external abdomen. Abdominal trauma presents a risk of severe blood loss and infection. Diagnosis may involve ultrasonography, computed tomography, and peritoneal lavage, and treatment may involve surgery. Injury to the lower chest may cause splenic or liver injuries.

Specialty: Emergency Medicine
MeSH Code: D000007
ICD 9 Code: 868

Abdominal trauma resulting in a right kidney contusion (open arrow) and blood surrounding the kidney (closed arrow) as seen on CT.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Perineal laceration involving labia (disorder)
  • Fishing hook in abdomen (disorder)
  • Stab wound of abdomen (disorder)
  • Pellet wound of abdomen (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Possible requirement for an external cause code

Parent Code: S31 - Open wound of abdomen, lower back, pelvis and external genitals

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Source: http://icd.codes/icd10cm/S318