ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T18.9XXA

Foreign body of alimentary tract, part unsp, init encntr

Diagnosis Code T18.9XXA

ICD-10: T18.9XXA
Short Description: Foreign body of alimentary tract, part unsp, init encntr
Long Description: Foreign body of alimentary tract, part unspecified, initial encounter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T18.9XXA

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The code T18.9XXA 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 T18.9XXA 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
  • Antacid bezoar
  • Bezoar
  • Chronic trichobezoar formation
  • Food granuloma of intestine
  • Foreign body granuloma of intestine
  • Foreign body in digestive tract
  • Foreign body in intestine
  • Granuloma of intestine
  • Ingestion of foreign material
  • Lactobezoar
  • Linear foreign body of gastrointestinal tract
  • Medication bezoar
  • Phytobezoar
  • Swallowed foreign body
  • Trichobezoar
  • Trichophytobezoar

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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