ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T17.408A

Unsp foreign body in trachea causing oth injury, init encntr

Diagnosis Code T17.408A

ICD-10: T17.408A
Short Description: Unsp foreign body in trachea causing oth injury, init encntr
Long Description: Unspecified foreign body in trachea causing other injury, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T17.408A

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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 T17.408A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 205 - OTHER RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 206 - OTHER RESPIRATORY SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Aspiration into trachea
  • Foreign body in bronchus
  • Foreign body in lung
  • Foreign body in trachea
  • Foreign body in trachea, bronchus and lung
  • Foreign body in tracheobronchial tree
  • Foreign body in tracheobronchial tree

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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