ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T18.108D

Unsp foreign body in esophagus causing oth injury, subs

Diagnosis Code T18.108D

ICD-10: T18.108D
Short Description: Unsp foreign body in esophagus causing oth injury, subs
Long Description: Unspecified foreign body in esophagus causing other injury, subsequent encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T18.108D

Valid for Submission
The code T18.108D is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T18.108D is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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The Present on Admission (POA) indicator is used for diagnosis codes included in claims involving inpatient admissions to general acute care hospitals. POA indicators must be reported to CMS on each claim to facilitate the grouping of diagnoses codes into the proper Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG). CMS publishes a listing of specific diagnosis codes that are exempt from the POA reporting requirement.

The code T18.108D is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Foreign body in cervical esophagus
  • Foreign body in esophagus
  • Foreign body in mid part of esophagus
  • Foreign body in mouth and/or esophagus and/or stomach

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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