ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T17.208D

Unsp foreign body in pharynx causing oth injury, subs encntr

Diagnosis Code T17.208D

ICD-10: T17.208D
Short Description: Unsp foreign body in pharynx causing oth injury, subs encntr
Long Description: Unspecified foreign body in pharynx causing other injury, subsequent encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T17.208D

Valid for Submission
The code T17.208D is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Effects of foreign body entering through natural orifice (T15-T19)
      • Foreign body in respiratory tract (T17)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T17.208D is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


Present on Admission (POA) Additional informationCallout TooltipPresent on Admission
The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code T17.208D is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Foreign body in hypopharynx
  • Foreign body in larynx
  • Foreign body in nasopharynx
  • Foreign body in pharynx
  • Foreign body in pharynx and larynx
  • Foreign body in pyriform fossa
  • Foreign body in tonsil
  • Injury of nasopharynx
  • Oropharyngeal foreign body

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Eye - foreign object in (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign body in the nose (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Splinter removal (Medical Encyclopedia)

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