ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 729.6

Old FB in soft tissue

Diagnosis Code 729.6

ICD-9: 729.6
Short Description: Old FB in soft tissue
Long Description: Residual foreign body in soft tissue
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 729.6

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue
    • Rheumatism, excluding the back (725-729)
      • 729 Other disorders of soft tissues

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • M79.5 - Residual foreign body in soft tissue

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 729.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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
  • Eye - foreign object in
  • Foreign body in the nose
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed
  • Splinter removal

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