ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T17.908A

Unsp fb in resp tract, part unsp causing oth injury, init

Diagnosis Code T17.908A

ICD-10: T17.908A
Short Description: Unsp fb in resp tract, part unsp causing oth injury, init
Long Description: Unspecified foreign body in respiratory tract, part unspecified causing other injury, initial encounter
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T17.908A

Valid for Submission
The code T17.908A 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 respiratory tract (T17)
Version 2019 Billable Code

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert to ICD-9
  • 934.9 - FB respiratory tree NOS (Combination Flag)
  • E915 - FB entering oth orifice (Combination Flag)

Synonyms
  • Aspiration into respiratory tract
  • Aspiration of foreign body into lower respiratory tract
  • Foreign body in respiratory tract
  • Foreign body in upper respiratory tract
  • Pulmonary aspiration of fluid
  • Respiratory obstruction due to inhaled foreign body

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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ICD-10 Footnotes

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