ICD10 bizarre codes

Friday Humor – Struck by Orca: ICD-10 Illustrated

ICD10 bizarre codesWho doesn’t get a kick out of all of the bizarre ICD-10 codes out there?  If that’s your bag then you will enjoy “Struck by Orca: ICD-10 Illustrated” edited by Niko Skievaski.  Struck By Orca is a collection of visual interpretations of various ICD-10 codes.  Lots of fun actually.  I can’t help myself when it comes to reading strange ICD-10 codes.  Here are a few of my favorites:

  • V97.33XD: Sucked into jet engine, subsequent encounter.
  • V00.01XD: Pedestrian on foot injured in collision with roller-skater, subsequent encounter.
  • Y93.D: Activities involved arts and handcrafts.
  • S10.87XA: Other superficial bite of other specified part of neck, initial encounter.
  • W61.62XD: Struck by duck, subsequent encounter.
  • Z63.1: Problems in relationship with in-laws.
  • W220.2XD: Walked into lamppost, subsequent encounter.
  • Y93.D: V91.07XD: Burn due to water-skis on fire, subsequent encounter​.
  • W55.29XA: Other contact with cow, subsequent encounter.
  • W22.02XD: V95.43XS: Spacecraft collision injuring occupant, sequela.
  • W61.12XA: Struck by macaw, initial encounter.  ​
  • R46.1: Bizarre personal appearance.

What’s your favorite bizarre ICD)10 code?