Chapter XIX

Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

Injuries to the neck

Includes: injuries of:
· nape
· supraclavicular region
· throat
Excludes: burns and corrosions ( T20-T32 )
effects of foreign body in:
· larynx ( T17.3 )
· oesophagus ( T18.1 )
· pharynx ( T17.2 )
· trachea ( T17.4 )
fracture of spine NOS ( T08 )
frostbite ( T33-T35 )
injury of:
· spinal cord NOS ( T09.3 )
· trunk NOS ( T09.- )
insect bite or sting, venomous ( T63.4 )

S10 Superficial injury of neck
S10.0 Contusion of throat
Cervical oesophagus
S10.1 Other and unspecified superficial injuries of throat
S10.7 Multiple superficial injuries of neck
S10.8 Superficial injury of other parts of neck
S10.9 Superficial injury of neck, part unspecified

S11 Open wound of neck
Excludes: decapitation ( S18 )
S11.0 Open wound involving larynx and trachea
· cervical
Excludes: thoracic trachea ( S27.5 )
S11.1 Open wound involving thyroid gland
S11.2 Open wound involving pharynx and cervical oesophagus
Excludes: oesophagus NOS ( S27.8 )
S11.7 Multiple open wounds of neck
S11.8 Open wound of other parts of neck
S11.9 Open wound of neck, part unspecified

S12 Fracture of neck
Includes: cervical:
· neural arch
· spine
· spinous process
· transverse process
· vertebra
· vertebral arch
The following subdivisions are provided for optional use in a supplementary character position where it is not possible or not desired to use multiple coding to identify fracture and open wound; a fracture not indicated as closed or open should be classified as closed.
0 closed
1 open
S12.0 Fracture of first cervical vertebra
S12.1 Fracture of second cervical vertebra
S12.2 Fracture of other specified cervical vertebra
Excludes: multiple fractures of cervical spine ( S12.7 )
S12.7 Multiple fractures of cervical spine
S12.8 Fracture of other parts of neck
Hyoid bone
Thyroid cartilage
S12.9 Fracture of neck, part unspecified
Fracture of cervical:
· spine NOS
· vertebra NOS

S13 Dislocation, sprain and strain of joints and ligaments at neck level
Excludes: rupture or displacement (nontraumatic) of cervical intervertebral disc ( M50.- )
S13.0 Traumatic rupture of cervical intervertebral disc
S13.1 Dislocation of cervical vertebra
Cervical spine NOS
S13.2 Dislocation of other and unspecified parts of neck
S13.3 Multiple dislocations of neck
S13.4 Sprain and strain of cervical spine
Anterior longitudinal (ligament), cervical
Atlanto-axial (joints)
Atlanto-occipital (joints)
Whiplash injury
S13.5 Sprain and strain of thyroid region
Cricoarytenoid (joint)(ligament)
Cricothyroid (joint)(ligament)
Thyroid cartilage
S13.6 Sprain and strain of joints and ligaments of other and unspecified parts of neck

S14 Injury of nerves and spinal cord at neck level
S14.0 Concussion and oedema of cervical spinal cord
S14.1 Other and unspecified injuries of cervical spinal cord
Injury of cervical spinal cord NOS
S14.2 Injury of nerve root of cervical spine
S14.3 Injury of brachial plexus
S14.4 Injury of peripheral nerves of neck
S14.5 Injury of cervical sympathetic nerves
S14.6 Injury of other and unspecified nerves of neck

S15 Injury of blood vessels at neck level
S15.0 Injury of carotid artery
Carotid artery (common) (external) (internal)
S15.1 Injury of vertebral artery
S15.2 Injury of external jugular vein
S15.3 Injury of internal jugular vein
S15.7 Injury of multiple blood vessels at neck level
S15.8 Injury of other blood vessels at neck level
S15.9 Injury of unspecified blood vessel at neck level

S16 Injury of muscle and tendon at neck level

S17 Crushing injury of neck
S17.0 Crushing injury of larynx and trachea
S17.8 Crushing injury of other parts of neck
S17.9 Crushing injury of neck, part unspecified

S18 Traumatic amputation at neck level

S19 Other and unspecified injuries of neck
S19.7 Multiple injuries of neck
Injuries classifiable to more than one of the categories S10-S18
S19.8 Other specified injuries of neck
S19.9 Unspecified injury of neck

Processed on 29.10.2004 M.S. Source: World Health Organization © Copyright WHO/DIMDI 1994/2004