ICD-10 Diagnosis Code J95.0

Tracheostomy complications

Diagnosis Code J95.0

ICD-10: J95.0
Short Description: Tracheostomy complications
Long Description: Tracheostomy complications
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code J95.0

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the respiratory system (J00–J99)
    • Intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorders of respiratory system, not elsewhere classified (J95)
      • Intraop and postproc comp and disorders of resp sys, NEC (J95)

Information for Patients


Tracheal Disorders

Also called: Windpipe disorders

Your trachea, or windpipe, is one part of your airway system. Airways are pipes that carry oxygen-rich air to your lungs. They also carry carbon dioxide, a waste gas, out of your lungs.

When you inhale, air travels from your nose, through your larynx, and down your windpipe. The windpipe splits into two bronchi that enter your lungs.

Problems with the trachea include narrowing, inflammation, and some inherited conditions. You may need a procedure called a tracheostomy to help you breathe if you have swallowing problems, or have conditions that affect coughing or block your airways. You might also need a tracheostomy if you are in critical care and need to be on a breathing machine.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Blockage of upper airway (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Swallowing problems (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tracheitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tracheomalacia - acquired (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tracheomalacia - congenital (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tracheostomy (Medical Encyclopedia)


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