NA00.0/S00.0 Superficial injury of scalp



Superficial injury of the scalp can be caused by a variety of factors, including blunt force trauma, lacerations and abrasions. More severe injuries to the scalp can be caused by sharp objects or prolonged contact with a hard surface.


Superficial injuries of the scalp can be diagnosed through physical examination, as well as imaging studies such as X-rays or CT scans.

Differential diagnosis

Other conditions that may present with similar symptoms to a superficial injury of the scalp include infection, scalp contusions and scalp lacerations.


Treatment for superficial injuries of the scalp usually involves cleaning the wound, applying a topical antiseptic, and direct pressure to stop bleeding. Depending on the severity of the injury, stitches may be needed to close the wound.


The prognosis for superficial injuries of the scalp is generally good, as long as proper care is taken to clean the wound and prevent infection. With proper care, most scalp injuries heal completely without complications.

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