Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 870.3
Penetrating wound of orbit without foreign body
  • Short description: Penetr wnd orbit w/o FB.
  • ICD-9-CM 870.3 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 870.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 870.3: 2012 2013 2014.
Disease Synonyms
  • Left penetrating orbital injury
  • Penetrating orbital injury
  • Penetrating wound of left orbit
  • Penetrating wound of orbit
  • Penetrating wound of orbit proper (disorder)
  • Penetrating wound of right orbit
  • Penetrating wound to orbit
  • Right penetrating orbital injury
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 870.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM S05.40XA Penetrating wound of orbit with or without foreign body, unspecified eye, initial encounter
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 870.3:
  • Injury 959.9
    • orbit, orbital (region) 921.2
      • penetrating 870.3
        • with foreign body 870.4
        • lobe - see Injury, intracranial
  • Laceration - see also Wound, open, by site
    • ocular NEC (see also Laceration, eyeball) 871.4
      • adnexa NEC 870.8
        • penetrating 870.3
    • orbit (eye) 870.8
      • penetrating 870.3
  • Penetrating wound - see also Wound, open, by site
    • ocular (see also Penetrating wound, eyeball) 871.7
      • adnexa 870.3
    • orbit 870.3
  • Wound, open (by cutting or piercing instrument) (by firearms) (cut) (dissection) (incised) (laceration) (penetration) (perforating) (puncture) (with initial hemorrhage, not internal) 879.8
    • ocular NEC 871.9
      • adnexa 870.9
        • specified region NEC 870.8
      • laceration (see also Laceration, ocular) 871.4
      • muscle (extraocular) 870.3
        • with foreign body 870.4
        • eyelid 870.1
        • intraocular - see Wound, open, eyeball
      • penetrating (see also Penetrating wound, ocular) 871.7
    • orbit 870.8
      • penetrating 870.3
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