ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T17.928

Food in respiratory tract, part unsp causing other injury

Diagnosis Code T17.928

ICD-10: T17.928
Short Description: Food in respiratory tract, part unsp causing other injury
Long Description: Food in respiratory tract, part unspecified causing other injury
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T17.928

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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

Synonyms
  • Aspiration of food
  • Aspiration of vegetable matter
  • Inhalation or ingestion of food
  • Respiratory obstruction due to inhaled food
  • Respiratory obstruction due to inhaled foreign body
  • Respiratory obstruction due to inhaled nut
  • Respiratory obstruction due to inhaled sweet
  • Steakhouse syndrome

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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