NA00.0Z/S00.0 Superficial injury of scalp, type unspecified



Superficial injuries of the scalp may be caused by a variety of events, including falls, blows to the head, and contact with sharp objects.


A physical examination of the scalp can reveal any superficial injury that may be present. The doctor may also recommend imaging tests, such as an X-ray or CT scan, to rule out any more serious underlying conditions.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnoses for a superficial injury to the scalp may include contusions, lacerations, and scalp hematomas.


Treatment for a superficial injury to the scalp may depend on the extent of the injury and may include rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the affected area. Topical antibiotics may be prescribed to reduce the risk of infection.


The prognosis for a superficial injury to the scalp is generally good. Most superficial scalp injuries heal within a few days to weeks with no long-term effects.

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