2015 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 801
Fracture of base of skull
- There are 10 ICD-9-CM codes below 801 that define this diagnosis in greater detail. Do not use this code on a reimbursement claim.
- Fractures which extend through the base of the skull, usually involving the petrous bone. Battle's sign (characterized by skin discoloration due to extravasation of blood into the subcutaneous tissue behind the ear and over the mastoid process), cranial neuropathies, traumatic; carotid-cavernous sinus fistula; and cerebrospinal fluid otorrhea are relatively frequent sequelae of this condition. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p876)
- occiput bone
- orbital roof
- sphenoid bone
- temporal bone