ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T16.2XXD

Foreign body in left ear, subsequent encounter

Diagnosis Code T16.2XXD

ICD-10: T16.2XXD
Short Description: Foreign body in left ear, subsequent encounter
Long Description: Foreign body in left ear, subsequent encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T16.2XXD

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
    • Effects of foreign body entering through natural orifice (T15-T19)
      • Foreign body in ear (T16)

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients

Foreign Bodies

If you've ever gotten a splinter or had sand in your eye, you've had experience with a foreign body. A foreign body is something that is stuck inside you but isn't supposed to be there. You may inhale or swallow a foreign body, or you may get one from an injury to almost any part of your body. Foreign bodies are more common in small children, who sometimes stick things in their mouths, ears, and noses.

Some foreign bodies, like a small splinter, do not cause serious harm. Inhaled or swallowed foreign bodies may cause choking or bowel obstruction and may require medical care.

  • Bezoar
  • Eye - foreign object in
  • Foreign body in the nose
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed
  • Splinter removal

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