ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T17.920D

Food in resp tract, part unsp causing asphyxiation, subs

Diagnosis Code T17.920D

ICD-10: T17.920D
Short Description: Food in resp tract, part unsp causing asphyxiation, subs
Long Description: Food in respiratory tract, part unspecified causing asphyxiation, subsequent encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T17.920D

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Information for Patients


Food or small objects can cause choking if they get caught in your throat and block your airway. This keeps oxygen from getting to your lungs and brain. If your brain goes without oxygen for more than four minutes, you could have brain damage or die.

Young children are at an especially high risk of choking. They can choke on foods like hot dogs, nuts and grapes, and on small objects like toy pieces and coins. Keep hazards out of their reach and supervise them when they eat.

When someone is choking, quick action can be lifesaving. Learn how to do back blows, the Heimlich maneuver (abdominal thrusts), and CPR.

  • Blockage of upper airway
  • Choking - unconscious adult or child over 1 year
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed

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