ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T18.100

Unsp fb in esophagus causing compression of trachea

Diagnosis Code T18.100

ICD-10: T18.100
Short Description: Unsp fb in esophagus causing compression of trachea
Long Description: Unspecified foreign body in esophagus causing compression of trachea
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T18.100

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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 alimentary tract (T18)

Information for Medical Professionals

Synonyms
  • Foreign body in esophagus
  • Interruption of respiration caused by foreign body in esophagus
  • Respiratory compression caused by foreign body in esophagus
  • Respiratory obstruction caused by foreign body in esophagus

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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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