ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T17.998

Oth foreign object in resp tract, part unsp cause oth injury

Diagnosis Code T17.998

ICD-10: T17.998
Short Description: Oth foreign object in resp tract, part unsp cause oth injury
Long Description: Other foreign object in respiratory tract, part unspecified causing other injury
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T17.998

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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

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Synonyms
  • Aspirated blood in lower respiratory tract
  • Aspiration of animal matter
  • Aspiration of tooth or dental material
  • Foreign body in nose causing obstruction of respiratory tract
  • Respiratory obstruction due to inhaled bead
  • Respiratory obstruction due to inhaled foreign body
  • Respiratory obstruction due to inhaled foreign body
  • Respiratory obstruction due to inhaled foreign body
  • Respiratory obstruction due to inhaled pen-top
  • Respiratory obstruction due to inhaled toy
  • Toy in nose causing respiratory obstruction

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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