ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T18.5XXA

Foreign body in anus and rectum, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code T18.5XXA

ICD-10: T18.5XXA
Short Description: Foreign body in anus and rectum, initial encounter
Long Description: Foreign body in anus and rectum, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T18.5XXA

Valid for Submission
The code T18.5XXA 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 T18.5XXA is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 393 - OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 394 - OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 395 - OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

Synonyms
  • Foreign body in anus
  • Foreign body in anus
  • Foreign body in anus and rectum
  • Foreign body in colon
  • Foreign body in rectosigmoid junction
  • Foreign body in rectum
  • Foreign body in sigmoid colon
  • Foreign body of large intestine
  • Foreign body of large intestine

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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