Foreign body

Alphabetical Index

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  • Foreign body
    • accidentally left following a procedure - T81.509 Unspecified complication of foreign body accidentally left in body following unspecified procedure
      • aspiration - T81.506 Unspecified complication of foreign body accidentally left in body following aspiration, puncture or other catheterization
        • resulting in
          • adhesions - T81.516 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following aspiration, puncture or other catheterization
          • obstruction - T81.526 Obstruction due to foreign body accidentally left in body following aspiration, puncture or other catheterization
          • perforation - T81.536 Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in body following aspiration, puncture or other catheterization
          • specified complication NEC - T81.596 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following aspiration, puncture or other catheterization
      • cardiac catheterization - T81.505 Unspecified complication of foreign body accidentally left in body following heart catheterization
        • resulting in
          • acute reaction - T81.60 Unspecified acute reaction to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
            • aseptic peritonitis - T81.61 Aseptic peritonitis due to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
            • specified NEC - T81.69 Other acute reaction to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
          • adhesions - T81.515 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following heart catheterization
          • obstruction - T81.525 Obstruction due to foreign body accidentally left in body following heart catheterization
          • perforation - T81.535 Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in body following heart catheterization
          • specified complication NEC - T81.595 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following heart catheterization
      • causing
        • acute reaction - T81.60 Unspecified acute reaction to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
          • aseptic peritonitis - T81.61 Aseptic peritonitis due to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
          • specified complication NEC - T81.69 Other acute reaction to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
        • adhesions - T81.519 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following unspecified procedure
        • aseptic peritonitis - T81.61 Aseptic peritonitis due to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
        • obstruction - T81.529 Obstruction due to foreign body accidentally left in body following unspecified procedure
        • perforation - T81.539 Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in body following unspecified procedure
        • specified complication NEC - T81.599 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following unspecified procedure
      • endoscopy - T81.504 Unspecified complication of foreign body accidentally left in body following endoscopic examination
        • resulting in
          • adhesions - T81.514 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following endoscopic examination
          • obstruction - T81.524 Obstruction due to foreign body accidentally left in body following endoscopic examination
          • perforation - T81.534 Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in body following endoscopic examination
          • specified complication NEC - T81.594 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following endoscopic examination
      • immunization - T81.503 Unspecified complication of foreign body accidentally left in body following injection or immunization
        • resulting in
          • adhesions - T81.513 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following injection or immunization
          • obstruction - T81.523 Obstruction due to foreign body accidentally left in body following injection or immunization
          • perforation - T81.533 Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in body following injection or immunization
          • specified complication NEC - T81.593 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following injection or immunization
      • infusion - T81.501 Unspecified complication of foreign body accidentally left in body following infusion or transfusion
        • resulting in
          • adhesions - T81.511 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following infusion or transfusion
          • obstruction - T81.521 Obstruction due to foreign body accidentally left in body following infusion or transfusion
          • perforation - T81.531 Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in body following infusion or transfusion
          • specified complication NEC - T81.591 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following infusion or transfusion
      • injection - T81.503 Unspecified complication of foreign body accidentally left in body following injection or immunization
        • resulting in
          • adhesions - T81.513 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following injection or immunization
          • obstruction - T81.523 Obstruction due to foreign body accidentally left in body following injection or immunization
          • perforation - T81.533 Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in body following injection or immunization
          • specified complication NEC - T81.593 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following injection or immunization
      • kidney dialysis - T81.502 Unspecified complication of foreign body accidentally left in body following kidney dialysis
        • resulting in
          • adhesions - T81.512 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following kidney dialysis
          • obstruction - T81.522 Obstruction due to foreign body accidentally left in body following kidney dialysis
          • perforation - T81.532 Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in body following kidney dialysis
          • specified complication NEC - T81.592 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following kidney dialysis
      • packing removal - T81.507 Unspecified complication of foreign body accidentally left in body following removal of catheter or packing
        • resulting in
          • acute reaction - T81.60 Unspecified acute reaction to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
            • aseptic peritonitis - T81.61 Aseptic peritonitis due to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
            • specified NEC - T81.69 Other acute reaction to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
          • adhesions - T81.517 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following removal of catheter or packing
          • obstruction - T81.527 Obstruction due to foreign body accidentally left in body following removal of catheter or packing
          • perforation - T81.537 Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in body following removal of catheter or packing
          • specified complication NEC - T81.597 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following removal of catheter or packing
      • puncture - T81.506 Unspecified complication of foreign body accidentally left in body following aspiration, puncture or other catheterization
        • resulting in
          • adhesions - T81.516 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following aspiration, puncture or other catheterization
          • obstruction - T81.526 Obstruction due to foreign body accidentally left in body following aspiration, puncture or other catheterization
          • perforation - T81.536 Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in body following aspiration, puncture or other catheterization
          • specified complication NEC - T81.596 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following aspiration, puncture or other catheterization
      • specified procedure NEC - T81.508 Unspecified complication of foreign body accidentally left in body following other procedure
        • resulting in
          • acute reaction - T81.60 Unspecified acute reaction to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
            • aseptic peritonitis - T81.61 Aseptic peritonitis due to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
            • specified NEC - T81.69 Other acute reaction to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
          • adhesions - T81.518 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following other procedure
          • obstruction - T81.528 Obstruction due to foreign body accidentally left in body following other procedure
          • perforation - T81.538 Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in body following other procedure
          • specified complication NEC - T81.598 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following other procedure
      • surgical operation - T81.500 Unspecified complication of foreign body accidentally left in body following surgical operation
        • resulting in
          • acute reaction - T81.60 Unspecified acute reaction to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
            • aseptic peritonitis - T81.61 Aseptic peritonitis due to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
            • specified NEC - T81.69 Other acute reaction to foreign substance accidentally left during a procedure
          • adhesions - T81.510 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following surgical operation
          • obstruction - T81.520 Obstruction due to foreign body accidentally left in body following surgical operation
          • perforation - T81.530 Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in body following surgical operation
          • specified complication NEC - T81.590 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following surgical operation
      • transfusion - T81.501 Unspecified complication of foreign body accidentally left in body following infusion or transfusion
        • resulting in
          • adhesions - T81.511 Adhesions due to foreign body accidentally left in body following infusion or transfusion
          • obstruction - T81.521 Obstruction due to foreign body accidentally left in body following infusion or transfusion
          • perforation - T81.531 Perforation due to foreign body accidentally left in body following infusion or transfusion
          • specified complication NEC - T81.591 Other complications of foreign body accidentally left in body following infusion or transfusion
    • alimentary tract - T18.9 Foreign body of alimentary tract, part unspecified
      • anus - T18.5 Foreign body in anus and rectum
      • colon - T18.4 Foreign body in colon
      • esophagus - See: Foreign body, esophagus;
      • mouth - T18.0 Foreign body in mouth
      • multiple sites - T18.8 Foreign body in other parts of alimentary tract
      • rectosigmoid (junction) - T18.5 Foreign body in anus and rectum
      • rectum - T18.5 Foreign body in anus and rectum
      • small intestine - T18.3 Foreign body in small intestine
      • specified site NEC - T18.8 Foreign body in other parts of alimentary tract
      • stomach - T18.2 Foreign body in stomach
    • anterior chamber (eye) - S05.5 Penetrating wound with foreign body of eyeball
    • auditory canal - See: Foreign body, entering through orifice, ear;
    • bronchus - T17.508 Unspecified foreign body in bronchus causing other injury
      • causing
        • asphyxiation - T17.500 Unspecified foreign body in bronchus causing asphyxiation
          • food (bone) (seed) - T17.520 Food in bronchus causing asphyxiation
          • gastric contents (vomitus) - T17.510 Gastric contents in bronchus causing asphyxiation
          • specified type NEC - T17.590 Other foreign object in bronchus causing asphyxiation
        • injury NEC - T17.508 Unspecified foreign body in bronchus causing other injury
          • food (bone) (seed) - T17.528 Food in bronchus causing other injury
          • gastric contents (vomitus) - T17.518 Gastric contents in bronchus causing other injury
          • specified type NEC - T17.598 Other foreign object in bronchus causing other injury
    • canthus - See: Foreign body, conjunctival sac;
    • ciliary body (eye) - S05.5 Penetrating wound with foreign body of eyeball
    • conjunctival sac - T15.1 Foreign body in conjunctival sac
    • cornea - T15.0 Foreign body in cornea
    • entering through orifice
      • accessory sinus - T17.0 Foreign body in nasal sinus
      • alimentary canal - T18.9 Foreign body of alimentary tract, part unspecified
        • multiple parts - T18.8 Foreign body in other parts of alimentary tract
        • specified part NEC - T18.8 Foreign body in other parts of alimentary tract
      • alveolar process - T18.0 Foreign body in mouth
      • antrum (Highmore's) - T17.0 Foreign body in nasal sinus
      • anus - T18.5 Foreign body in anus and rectum
      • appendix - T18.4 Foreign body in colon
      • auditory canal - See: Foreign body, entering through orifice, ear;
      • auricle - See: Foreign body, entering through orifice, ear;
      • bladder - T19.1 Foreign body in bladder
      • bronchioles - See: Foreign body, respiratory tract, specified site NEC;
      • bronchus (main) - See: Foreign body, bronchus;
      • buccal cavity - T18.0 Foreign body in mouth
      • canthus (inner) - See: Foreign body, conjunctival sac;
      • cecum - T18.4 Foreign body in colon
      • cervix (canal) (uteri) - T19.3 Foreign body in uterus
      • colon - T18.4 Foreign body in colon
      • conjunctival sac - See: Foreign body, conjunctival sac;
      • cornea - See: Foreign body, cornea;
      • digestive organ or tract NOS - T18.9 Foreign body of alimentary tract, part unspecified
        • multiple parts - T18.8 Foreign body in other parts of alimentary tract
        • specified part NEC - T18.8 Foreign body in other parts of alimentary tract
      • duodenum - T18.3 Foreign body in small intestine
      • ear (external) - T16.
      • esophagus - See: Foreign body, esophagus;
      • eye (external) NOS - T15.9 Foreign body on external eye, part unspecified
        • conjunctival sac - See: Foreign body, conjunctival sac;
        • cornea - See: Foreign body, cornea;
        • specified part NEC - T15.8 Foreign body in other and multiple parts of external eye
      • eyeball - See Also: Foreign body, entering through orifice, eye, specified part NEC;
        • with penetrating wound - See: Puncture, eyeball;
      • eyelid - See Also: Foreign body, conjunctival sac;
        • with
          • laceration - See: Laceration, eyelid, with foreign body;
          • puncture - See: Puncture, eyelid, with foreign body;
          • superficial injury - See: Foreign body, superficial, eyelid;
      • gastrointestinal tract - T18.9 Foreign body of alimentary tract, part unspecified
        • multiple parts - T18.8 Foreign body in other parts of alimentary tract
        • specified part NEC - T18.8 Foreign body in other parts of alimentary tract
      • genitourinary tract - T19.9 Foreign body in genitourinary tract, part unspecified
        • multiple parts - T19.8 Foreign body in other parts of genitourinary tract
        • specified part NEC - T19.8 Foreign body in other parts of genitourinary tract
      • globe - See: Foreign body, entering through orifice, eyeball;
      • gum - T18.0 Foreign body in mouth
      • Highmore's antrum - T17.0 Foreign body in nasal sinus
      • hypopharynx - See: Foreign body, pharynx;
      • ileum - T18.3 Foreign body in small intestine
      • intestine (small) - T18.3 Foreign body in small intestine
        • large - T18.4 Foreign body in colon
      • lacrimal apparatus (punctum) - See: Foreign body, entering through orifice, eye, specified part NEC;
      • large intestine - T18.4 Foreign body in colon
      • larynx - See: Foreign body, larynx;
      • lung - See: Foreign body, respiratory tract, specified site NEC;
      • maxillary sinus - T17.0 Foreign body in nasal sinus
      • mouth - T18.0 Foreign body in mouth
      • nasal sinus - T17.0 Foreign body in nasal sinus
      • nasopharynx - See: Foreign body, pharynx;
      • nose (passage) - T17.1 Foreign body in nostril
      • nostril - T17.1 Foreign body in nostril
      • oral cavity - T18.0 Foreign body in mouth
      • palate - T18.0 Foreign body in mouth
      • penis - T19.4 Foreign body in penis
      • pharynx - See: Foreign body, pharynx;
      • piriform sinus - See: Foreign body, pharynx;
      • rectosigmoid (junction) - T18.5 Foreign body in anus and rectum
      • rectum - T18.5 Foreign body in anus and rectum
      • respiratory tract - See: Foreign body, respiratory tract;
      • sinus (accessory) (frontal) (maxillary) (nasal) - T17.0 Foreign body in nasal sinus
        • piriform - See: Foreign body, pharynx;
      • small intestine - T18.3 Foreign body in small intestine
      • stomach - T18.2 Foreign body in stomach
      • suffocation by - See: Foreign body, by site;
      • tear ducts or glands - See: Foreign body, entering through orifice, eye, specified part NEC;
      • throat - See: Foreign body, pharynx;
      • tongue - T18.0 Foreign body in mouth
      • tonsil, tonsillar (fossa) - See: Foreign body, pharynx;
      • trachea - See: Foreign body, trachea;
      • ureter - T19.8 Foreign body in other parts of genitourinary tract
      • urethra - T19.0 Foreign body in urethra
      • uterus (any part) - T19.3 Foreign body in uterus
      • vagina - T19.2 Foreign body in vulva and vagina
      • vulva - T19.2 Foreign body in vulva and vagina
    • esophagus - T18.108 Unspecified foreign body in esophagus causing other injury
      • causing
        • injury NEC - T18.108 Unspecified foreign body in esophagus causing other injury
          • food (bone) (seed) - T18.128 Food in esophagus causing other injury
          • gastric contents (vomitus) - T18.118 Gastric contents in esophagus causing other injury
          • specified type NEC - T18.198 Other foreign object in esophagus causing other injury
        • tracheal compression - T18.100 Unspecified foreign body in esophagus causing compression of trachea
          • food (bone) (seed) - T18.120 Food in esophagus causing compression of trachea
          • gastric contents (vomitus) - T18.110 Gastric contents in esophagus causing compression of trachea
          • specified type NEC - T18.190 Other foreign object in esophagus causing compression of trachea
    • feeling of, in throat - R09.89 Other specified symptoms and signs involving the circulatory and respiratory systems
    • fragment - See: Retained, foreign body fragments (type of);
    • genitourinary tract - T19.9 Foreign body in genitourinary tract, part unspecified
      • bladder - T19.1 Foreign body in bladder
      • multiple parts - T19.8 Foreign body in other parts of genitourinary tract
      • penis - T19.4 Foreign body in penis
      • specified site NEC - T19.8 Foreign body in other parts of genitourinary tract
      • urethra - T19.0 Foreign body in urethra
      • uterus - T19.3 Foreign body in uterus
        • IUD - Z97.5 Presence of (intrauterine) contraceptive device
      • vagina - T19.2 Foreign body in vulva and vagina
        • contraceptive device - Z97.5 Presence of (intrauterine) contraceptive device
      • vulva - T19.2 Foreign body in vulva and vagina
    • granuloma (old) (soft tissue) - See Also: Granuloma, foreign body;
      • skin - L92.3 Foreign body granuloma of the skin and subcutaneous tissue
    • in
      • laceration - See: Laceration, by site, with foreign body;
      • puncture wound - See: Puncture, by site, with foreign body;
      • soft tissue (residual) - M79.5 Residual foreign body in soft tissue
    • inadvertently left in operation wound - See: Foreign body, accidentally left during a procedure;
    • ingestion, ingested NOS - T18.9 Foreign body of alimentary tract, part unspecified
    • inhalation or inspiration - See: Foreign body, by site;
    • internal organ, not entering through a natural orifice - code as specific injury with foreign body
    • intraocular - S05.5 Penetrating wound with foreign body of eyeball
      • old, retained (nonmagnetic) - H44.70 Unspecified retained (old) intraocular foreign body, nonmagnetic
        • anterior chamber - H44.71 Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in anterior chamber
        • ciliary body - H44.72 Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in iris or ciliary body
        • iris - H44.72 Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in iris or ciliary body
        • lens - H44.73 Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in lens
        • magnetic - H44.60 Unspecified retained (old) intraocular foreign body, magnetic
          • anterior chamber - H44.61 Retained (old) magnetic foreign body in anterior chamber
          • ciliary body - H44.62 Retained (old) magnetic foreign body in iris or ciliary body
          • iris - H44.62 Retained (old) magnetic foreign body in iris or ciliary body
          • lens - H44.63 Retained (old) magnetic foreign body in lens
          • posterior wall - H44.64 Retained (old) magnetic foreign body in posterior wall of globe
          • specified site NEC - H44.69 Retained (old) intraocular foreign body, magnetic, in other or multiple sites
          • vitreous body - H44.65 Retained (old) magnetic foreign body in vitreous body
        • posterior wall - H44.74 Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in posterior wall of globe
        • specified site NEC - H44.79 Retained (old) intraocular foreign body, nonmagnetic, in other or multiple sites
        • vitreous body - H44.75 Retained (nonmagnetic) (old) foreign body in vitreous body
    • iris - See: Foreign body, intraocular;
    • lacrimal punctum - See: Foreign body, entering through orifice, eye, specified part NEC;
    • larynx - T17.308 Unspecified foreign body in larynx causing other injury
      • causing
        • asphyxiation - T17.300 Unspecified foreign body in larynx causing asphyxiation
          • food (bone) (seed) - T17.320 Food in larynx causing asphyxiation
          • gastric contents (vomitus) - T17.310 Gastric contents in larynx causing asphyxiation
          • specified type NEC - T17.390 Other foreign object in larynx causing asphyxiation
        • injury NEC - T17.308 Unspecified foreign body in larynx causing other injury
          • food (bone) (seed) - T17.328 Food in larynx causing other injury
          • gastric contents (vomitus) - T17.318 Gastric contents in larynx causing other injury
          • specified type NEC - T17.398 Other foreign object in larynx causing other injury
    • lens - See: Foreign body, intraocular;
    • ocular muscle - S05.4 Penetrating wound of orbit with or without foreign body
      • old, retained - See: Foreign body, orbit, old;
    • old or residual
      • soft tissue (residual) - M79.5 Residual foreign body in soft tissue
    • operation wound, left accidentally - See: Foreign body, accidentally left during a procedure;
    • orbit - S05.4 Penetrating wound of orbit with or without foreign body
      • old, retained - H05.5 Retained (old) foreign body following penetrating wound of orbit
    • pharynx - T17.208 Unspecified foreign body in pharynx causing other injury
      • causing
        • asphyxiation - T17.200 Unspecified foreign body in pharynx causing asphyxiation
          • food (bone) (seed) - T17.220 Food in pharynx causing asphyxiation
          • gastric contents (vomitus) - T17.210 Gastric contents in pharynx causing asphyxiation
          • specified type NEC - T17.290 Other foreign object in pharynx causing asphyxiation
        • injury NEC - T17.208 Unspecified foreign body in pharynx causing other injury
          • food (bone) (seed) - T17.228 Food in pharynx causing other injury
          • gastric contents (vomitus) - T17.218 Gastric contents in pharynx causing other injury
          • specified type NEC - T17.298 Other foreign object in pharynx causing other injury
    • respiratory tract - T17.908 Unspecified foreign body in respiratory tract, part unspecified causing other injury
      • bronchioles - See: Foreign body, respiratory tract, specified site NEC;
      • bronchus - See: Foreign body, bronchus;
      • causing
        • asphyxiation - T17.900 Unspecified foreign body in respiratory tract, part unspecified causing asphyxiation
          • food (bone) (seed) - T17.920 Food in respiratory tract, part unspecified causing asphyxiation
          • gastric contents (vomitus) - T17.910 Gastric contents in respiratory tract, part unspecified causing asphyxiation
          • specified type NEC - T17.990 Other foreign object in respiratory tract, part unspecified in causing asphyxiation
        • injury NEC - T17.908 Unspecified foreign body in respiratory tract, part unspecified causing other injury
          • food (bone) (seed) - T17.928 Food in respiratory tract, part unspecified causing other injury
          • gastric contents (vomitus) - T17.918 Gastric contents in respiratory tract, part unspecified causing other injury
          • specified type NEC - T17.998 Other foreign object in respiratory tract, part unspecified causing other injury
      • larynx - See: Foreign body, larynx;
      • lung - See: Foreign body, respiratory tract, specified site NEC;
      • multiple parts - See: Foreign body, respiratory tract, specified site NEC;
      • nasal sinus - T17.0 Foreign body in nasal sinus
      • nasopharynx - See: Foreign body, pharynx;
      • nose - T17.1 Foreign body in nostril
      • nostril - T17.1 Foreign body in nostril
      • pharynx - See: Foreign body, pharynx;
      • specified site NEC - T17.808 Unspecified foreign body in other parts of respiratory tract causing other injury
        • causing
          • asphyxiation - T17.800 Unspecified foreign body in other parts of respiratory tract causing asphyxiation
            • food (bone) (seed) - T17.820 Food in other parts of respiratory tract causing asphyxiation
            • gastric contents (vomitus) - T17.810 Gastric contents in other parts of respiratory tract causing asphyxiation
            • specified type NEC - T17.890 Other foreign object in other parts of respiratory tract causing asphyxiation
          • injury NEC - T17.808 Unspecified foreign body in other parts of respiratory tract causing other injury
            • food (bone) (seed) - T17.828 Food in other parts of respiratory tract causing other injury
            • gastric contents (vomitus) - T17.818 Gastric contents in other parts of respiratory tract causing other injury
            • specified type NEC - T17.898 Other foreign object in other parts of respiratory tract causing other injury
      • throat - See: Foreign body, pharynx;
      • trachea - See: Foreign body, trachea;
    • retained (old) (nonmagnetic) (in)
      • anterior chamber (eye) - See: Foreign body, intraocular, old, retained, anterior chamber;
        • magnetic - See: Foreign body, intraocular, old, retained, magnetic, anterior chamber;
      • ciliary body - See: Foreign body, intraocular, old, retained, ciliary body;
        • magnetic - See: Foreign body, intraocular, old, retained, magnetic, ciliary body;
      • eyelid - H02.819 Retained foreign body in unspecified eye, unspecified eyelid
        • left - H02.816 Retained foreign body in left eye, unspecified eyelid
          • lower - H02.815 Retained foreign body in left lower eyelid
          • upper - H02.814 Retained foreign body in left upper eyelid
        • right - H02.813 Retained foreign body in right eye, unspecified eyelid
          • lower - H02.812 Retained foreign body in right lower eyelid
          • upper - H02.811 Retained foreign body in right upper eyelid
      • fragments - See: Retained, foreign body fragments (type of);
      • globe - See: Foreign body, intraocular, old, retained;
        • magnetic - See: Foreign body, intraocular, old, retained, magnetic;
      • intraocular - See: Foreign body, intraocular, old, retained;
        • magnetic - See: Foreign body, intraocular, old, retained, magnetic;
      • iris - See: Foreign body, intraocular, old, retained, iris;
        • magnetic - See: Foreign body, intraocular, old, retained, magnetic, iris;
      • lens - See: Foreign body, intraocular, old, retained, lens;
        • magnetic - See: Foreign body, intraocular, old, retained, magnetic, lens;
      • muscle - See: Foreign body, retained, soft tissue;
      • orbit - See: Foreign body, orbit, old;
      • posterior wall of globe - See: Foreign body, intraocular, old, retained, posterior wall;
        • magnetic - See: Foreign body, intraocular, old, retained, magnetic, posterior wall;
      • retrobulbar - See: Foreign body, orbit, old, retrobulbar;
      • soft tissue - M79.5 Residual foreign body in soft tissue
      • vitreous - See: Foreign body, intraocular, old, retained, vitreous body;
        • magnetic - See: Foreign body, intraocular, old, retained, magnetic, vitreous body;
    • retina - S05.5 Penetrating wound with foreign body of eyeball
    • superficial, without open wound
      • abdomen, abdominal (wall) - S30.851 Superficial foreign body of abdominal wall
      • alveolar process - S00.552 Superficial foreign body of oral cavity
      • ankle - S90.55 Superficial foreign body of ankle
      • antecubital space - See: Foreign body, superficial, forearm;
      • anus - S30.857 Superficial foreign body of anus
      • arm (upper) - S40.85 Superficial foreign body of upper arm
      • auditory canal - See: Foreign body, superficial, ear;
      • auricle - See: Foreign body, superficial, ear;
      • axilla - See: Foreign body, superficial, arm;
      • back, lower - S30.850 Superficial foreign body of lower back and pelvis
      • breast - S20.15 Superficial foreign body of breast
      • brow - S00.85 Superficial foreign body of other part of head
      • buttock - S30.850 Superficial foreign body of lower back and pelvis
      • calf - See: Foreign body, superficial, leg;
      • canthus - See: Foreign body, superficial, eyelid;
      • cheek - S00.85 Superficial foreign body of other part of head
        • internal - S00.552 Superficial foreign body of oral cavity
      • chest wall - See: Foreign body, superficial, thorax;
      • chin - S00.85 Superficial foreign body of other part of head
      • clitoris - S30.854 Superficial foreign body of vagina and vulva
      • costal region - See: Foreign body, superficial, thorax;
      • digit (s)
        • foot - See: Foreign body, superficial, toe;
        • hand - See: Foreign body, superficial, finger;
      • ear - S00.45 Superficial foreign body of ear
      • elbow - S50.35 Superficial foreign body of elbow
      • epididymis - S30.853 Superficial foreign body of scrotum and testes
      • epigastric region - S30.851 Superficial foreign body of abdominal wall
      • epiglottis - S10.15 Superficial foreign body of throat
      • esophagus, cervical - S10.15 Superficial foreign body of throat
      • eyebrow - See: Foreign body, superficial, eyelid;
      • eyelid - S00.25 Superficial foreign body of eyelid and periocular area
      • face - S00.85 Superficial foreign body of other part of head
      • finger (s) - S60.459 Superficial foreign body of unspecified finger
        • index - S60.45 Superficial foreign body of fingers
        • little - S60.45 Superficial foreign body of fingers
        • middle - S60.45 Superficial foreign body of fingers
        • ring - S60.45 Superficial foreign body of fingers
      • flank - S30.851 Superficial foreign body of abdominal wall
      • foot (except toe (s) alone) - S90.85 Superficial foreign body of foot
        • toe - See: Foreign body, superficial, toe;
      • forearm - S50.85 Superficial foreign body of forearm
        • elbow only - See: Foreign body, superficial, elbow;
      • forehead - S00.85 Superficial foreign body of other part of head
      • genital organs, external
        • female - S30.856 Superficial foreign body of unspecified external genital organs, female
        • male - S30.855 Superficial foreign body of unspecified external genital organs, male
      • groin - S30.851 Superficial foreign body of abdominal wall
      • gum - S00.552 Superficial foreign body of oral cavity
      • hand - S60.55 Superficial foreign body of hand
      • head - S00.95 Superficial foreign body of unspecified part of head
        • ear - See: Foreign body, superficial, ear;
        • eyelid - See: Foreign body, superficial, eyelid;
        • lip - S00.551 Superficial foreign body of lip
        • nose - S00.35 Superficial foreign body of nose
        • oral cavity - S00.552 Superficial foreign body of oral cavity
        • scalp - S00.05 Superficial foreign body of scalp
        • specified site NEC - S00.85 Superficial foreign body of other part of head
      • heel - See: Foreign body, superficial, foot;
      • hip - S70.25 Superficial foreign body of hip
      • inguinal region - S30.851 Superficial foreign body of abdominal wall
      • interscapular region - S20.459 Superficial foreign body of unspecified back wall of thorax
      • jaw - S00.85 Superficial foreign body of other part of head
      • knee - S80.25 Superficial foreign body of knee
      • labium (majus) (minus) - S30.854 Superficial foreign body of vagina and vulva
      • larynx - S10.15 Superficial foreign body of throat
      • leg (lower) - S80.85 Superficial foreign body of lower leg
        • knee - See: Foreign body, superficial, knee;
        • upper - See: Foreign body, superficial, thigh;
      • lip - S00.551 Superficial foreign body of lip
      • lower back - S30.850 Superficial foreign body of lower back and pelvis
      • lumbar region - S30.850 Superficial foreign body of lower back and pelvis
      • malar region - S00.85 Superficial foreign body of other part of head
      • mammary - See: Foreign body, superficial, breast;
      • mastoid region - S00.85 Superficial foreign body of other part of head
      • mouth - S00.552 Superficial foreign body of oral cavity
      • nail
        • finger - See: Foreign body, superficial, finger;
        • toe - See: Foreign body, superficial, toe;
      • nape - S10.85 Superficial foreign body of other specified part of neck
      • nasal - S00.35 Superficial foreign body of nose
      • neck - S10.95 Superficial foreign body of unspecified part of neck
        • specified site NEC - S10.85 Superficial foreign body of other specified part of neck
        • throat - S10.15 Superficial foreign body of throat
      • nose - S00.35 Superficial foreign body of nose
      • occipital region - S00.05 Superficial foreign body of scalp
      • oral cavity - S00.552 Superficial foreign body of oral cavity
      • orbital region - See: Foreign body, superficial, eyelid;
      • palate - S00.552 Superficial foreign body of oral cavity
      • palm - See: Foreign body, superficial, hand;
      • parietal region - S00.05 Superficial foreign body of scalp
      • pelvis - S30.850 Superficial foreign body of lower back and pelvis
      • penis - S30.852 Superficial foreign body of penis
      • perineum
        • female - S30.854 Superficial foreign body of vagina and vulva
        • male - S30.850 Superficial foreign body of lower back and pelvis
      • periocular area - See: Foreign body, superficial, eyelid;
      • phalanges
        • finger - See: Foreign body, superficial, finger;
        • toe - See: Foreign body, superficial, toe;
      • pharynx - S10.15 Superficial foreign body of throat
      • pinna - See: Foreign body, superficial, ear;
      • popliteal space - See: Foreign body, superficial, knee;
      • prepuce - S30.852 Superficial foreign body of penis
      • pubic region - S30.850 Superficial foreign body of lower back and pelvis
      • pudendum
        • female - S30.856 Superficial foreign body of unspecified external genital organs, female
        • male - S30.855 Superficial foreign body of unspecified external genital organs, male
      • sacral region - S30.850 Superficial foreign body of lower back and pelvis
      • scalp - S00.05 Superficial foreign body of scalp
      • scapular region - See: Foreign body, superficial, shoulder;
      • scrotum - S30.853 Superficial foreign body of scrotum and testes
      • shin - See: Foreign body, superficial, leg;
      • shoulder - S40.25 Superficial foreign body of shoulder
      • sternal region - S20.359 Superficial foreign body of unspecified front wall of thorax
      • submaxillary region - S00.85 Superficial foreign body of other part of head
      • submental region - S00.85 Superficial foreign body of other part of head
      • subungual
        • finger (s) - See: Foreign body, superficial, finger;
        • toe (s) - See: Foreign body, superficial, toe;
      • supraclavicular fossa - S10.85 Superficial foreign body of other specified part of neck
      • supraorbital - S00.85 Superficial foreign body of other part of head
      • temple - S00.85 Superficial foreign body of other part of head
      • temporal region - S00.85 Superficial foreign body of other part of head
      • testis - S30.853 Superficial foreign body of scrotum and testes
      • thigh - S70.35 Superficial foreign body of thigh
      • thorax, thoracic (wall) - S20.95 Superficial foreign body of unspecified parts of thorax
        • back - S20.45 Superficial foreign body of back wall of thorax
        • front - S20.35 Superficial foreign body of front wall of thorax
      • throat - S10.15 Superficial foreign body of throat
      • thumb - S60.35 Superficial foreign body of thumb
      • toe (s) (lesser) - S90.456 Superficial foreign body, unspecified lesser toe(s)
        • great - S90.45 Superficial foreign body of toe
      • tongue - S00.552 Superficial foreign body of oral cavity
      • trachea - S10.15 Superficial foreign body of throat
      • tunica vaginalis - S30.853 Superficial foreign body of scrotum and testes
      • tympanum, tympanic membrane - See: Foreign body, superficial, ear;
      • uvula - S00.552 Superficial foreign body of oral cavity
      • vagina - S30.854 Superficial foreign body of vagina and vulva
      • vocal cords - S10.15 Superficial foreign body of throat
      • vulva - S30.854 Superficial foreign body of vagina and vulva
      • wrist - S60.85 Superficial foreign body of wrist
    • swallowed - T18.9 Foreign body of alimentary tract, part unspecified
    • trachea - T17.408 Unspecified foreign body in trachea causing other injury
      • causing
        • asphyxiation - T17.400 Unspecified foreign body in trachea causing asphyxiation
          • food (bone) (seed) - T17.420 Food in trachea causing asphyxiation
          • gastric contents (vomitus) - T17.410 Gastric contents in trachea causing asphyxiation
          • specified type NEC - T17.490 Other foreign object in trachea causing asphyxiation
        • injury NEC - T17.408 Unspecified foreign body in trachea causing other injury
          • food (bone) (seed) - T17.428 Food in trachea causing other injury
          • gastric contents (vomitus) - T17.418 Gastric contents in trachea causing other injury
          • specified type NEC - T17.498 Other foreign object in trachea causing other injury
    • type of fragment - See: Retained, foreign body fragments (type of);
    • vitreous (humor) - S05.5 Penetrating wound with foreign body of eyeball
    • with
      • laceration - See: Laceration, by site, with foreign body;
      • puncture wound - See: Puncture, by site, with foreign body;

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to foreign body within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.

Alveolar Process: The thickest and spongiest part of the maxilla and mandible hollowed out into deep cavities for the teeth.

Ankle: The region of the lower limb between the FOOT and the LEG.

Anterior Chamber: The space in the eye, filled with aqueous humor, bounded anteriorly by the cornea and a small portion of the sclera and posteriorly by a small portion of the ciliary body, the iris, and that part of the crystalline lens which presents through the pupil. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed, p109)

Appendix: A worm-like blind tube extension from the CECUM.

Axilla: Area of the human body underneath the SHOULDER JOINT, also known as the armpit or underarm.

Back: The rear surface of an upright primate from the shoulders to the hip, or the dorsal surface of tetrapods.

Breast: In humans, one of the paired regions in the anterior portion of the THORAX. The breasts consist of the MAMMARY GLANDS, the SKIN, the MUSCLES, the ADIPOSE TISSUE, and the CONNECTIVE TISSUES.

Bronchioles: The small airways branching off the TERTIARY BRONCHI. Terminal bronchioles lead into several orders of respiratory bronchioles which in turn lead into alveolar ducts and then into PULMONARY ALVEOLI.

Buttocks: Either of two fleshy protuberances at the lower posterior section of the trunk or HIP in humans and primate on which a person or animal sits, consisting of gluteal MUSCLES and fat.

Cecum: The blind sac or outpouching area of the LARGE INTESTINE that is below the entrance of the SMALL INTESTINE. It has a worm-like extension, the vermiform APPENDIX.

Cheek: The part of the face that is below the eye and to the side of the nose and mouth.

Chin: The anatomical frontal portion of the mandible, also known as the mentum, that contains the line of fusion of the two separate halves of the mandible (symphysis menti). This line of fusion divides inferiorly to enclose a triangular area called the mental protuberance. On each side, inferior to the second premolar tooth, is the mental foramen for the passage of blood vessels and a nerve.

Ciliary Body: A ring of tissue extending from the scleral spur to the ora serrata of the RETINA. It consists of the uveal portion and the epithelial portion. The ciliary muscle is in the uveal portion and the ciliary processes are in the epithelial portion.

Clitoris: An erectile structure homologous with the penis, situated beneath the anterior labial commissure, partially hidden between the anterior ends of the labia minora.

Colon: The segment of LARGE INTESTINE between the CECUM and the RECTUM. It includes the ASCENDING COLON; the TRANSVERSE COLON; the DESCENDING COLON; and the SIGMOID COLON.

Contraceptive Devices: Devices that diminish the likelihood of or prevent conception. (From Dorland, 28th ed)

Cornea: The transparent anterior portion of the fibrous coat of the eye consisting of five layers: stratified squamous CORNEAL EPITHELIUM; BOWMAN MEMBRANE; CORNEAL STROMA; DESCEMET MEMBRANE; and mesenchymal CORNEAL ENDOTHELIUM. It serves as the first refracting medium of the eye. It is structurally continuous with the SCLERA, avascular, receiving its nourishment by permeation through spaces between the lamellae, and is innervated by the ophthalmic division of the TRIGEMINAL NERVE via the ciliary nerves and those of the surrounding conjunctiva which together form plexuses. (Cline et al., Dictionary of Visual Science, 4th ed)

Duodenum: The shortest and widest portion of the SMALL INTESTINE adjacent to the PYLORUS of the STOMACH. It is named for having the length equal to about the width of 12 fingers.

Ear: The hearing and equilibrium system of the body. It consists of three parts: the EXTERNAL EAR, the MIDDLE EAR, and the INNER EAR. Sound waves are transmitted through this organ where vibration is transduced to nerve signals that pass through the ACOUSTIC NERVE to the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM. The inner ear also contains the vestibular organ that maintains equilibrium by transducing signals to the VESTIBULAR NERVE.

Elbow: Region of the body immediately surrounding and including the ELBOW JOINT.

Endoscopy: Procedures of applying ENDOSCOPES for disease diagnosis and treatment. Endoscopy involves passing an optical instrument through a small incision in the skin i.e., percutaneous; or through a natural orifice and along natural body pathways such as the digestive tract; and/or through an incision in the wall of a tubular structure or organ, i.e. transluminal, to examine or perform surgery on the interior parts of the body.

Epididymis: The convoluted cordlike structure attached to the posterior of the TESTIS. Epididymis consists of the head (caput), the body (corpus), and the tail (cauda). A network of ducts leaving the testis joins into a common epididymal tubule proper which provides the transport, storage, and maturation of SPERMATOZOA.

Epiglottis: A thin leaf-shaped cartilage that is covered with LARYNGEAL MUCOSA and situated posterior to the root of the tongue and HYOID BONE. During swallowing, the epiglottis folds back over the larynx inlet thus prevents foods from entering the airway.

Esophagus: The muscular membranous segment between the PHARYNX and the STOMACH in the UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.

Eyelids: Each of the upper and lower folds of SKIN which cover the EYE when closed.

Face: The anterior portion of the head that includes the skin, muscles, and structures of the forehead, eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, and jaw.

Female:

Fingers: Four or five slender jointed digits in humans and primates, attached to each HAND.

Foot: The distal extremity of the leg in vertebrates, consisting of the tarsus (ANKLE); METATARSUS; phalanges; and the soft tissues surrounding these bones.

Forearm: Part of the upper extremity in humans and primates extending from the ELBOW to the WRIST.

Forehead: The part of the face above the eyes.

Foreign Bodies: Inanimate objects that become enclosed in the body.

Gastrointestinal Tract: Generally refers to the digestive structures stretching from the MOUTH to ANUS, but does not include the accessory glandular organs (LIVER; BILIARY TRACT; PANCREAS).

Groin: The external junctural region between the lower part of the abdomen and the thigh.

Gingiva: Oral tissue surrounding and attached to TEETH.

Hand: The distal part of the arm beyond the wrist in humans and primates, that includes the palm, fingers, and thumb.

Head: The upper part of the human body, or the front or upper part of the body of an animal, typically separated from the rest of the body by a neck, and containing the brain, mouth, and sense organs.

Heel: The back (or posterior) of the foot in PRIMATES, found behind the ankle and distal to the toes.

Hip: The projecting part on each side of the body, formed by the side of the pelvis and the top portion of the femur.

Hypopharynx: The bottom portion of the pharynx situated below the OROPHARYNX and posterior to the LARYNX. The hypopharynx communicates with the larynx through the laryngeal inlet, and is also called laryngopharynx.

Ileum: The distal and narrowest portion of the SMALL INTESTINE, between the JEJUNUM and the ILEOCECAL VALVE of the LARGE INTESTINE.

Immunization: Deliberate stimulation of the host's immune response. ACTIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of ANTIGENS or IMMUNOLOGIC ADJUVANTS. PASSIVE IMMUNIZATION involves administration of IMMUNE SERA or LYMPHOCYTES or their extracts (e.g., transfer factor, immune RNA) or transplantation of immunocompetent cell producing tissue (thymus or bone marrow).

Index: Work providing an analytical subject approach to materials in a field of knowledge.

Injections: Introduction of substances into the body using a needle and syringe.

Iris: The most anterior portion of the uveal layer, separating the anterior chamber from the posterior. It consists of two layers - the stroma and the pigmented epithelium. Color of the iris depends on the amount of melanin in the stroma on reflection from the pigmented epithelium.

Jaw: Bony structure of the mouth that holds the teeth. It consists of the MANDIBLE and the MAXILLA.

Knee: A region of the lower extremity immediately surrounding and including the KNEE JOINT.

Intestine, Large: A segment of the LOWER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT that includes the CECUM; the COLON; and the RECTUM.

Larynx: A tubular organ of VOICE production. It is located in the anterior neck, superior to the TRACHEA and inferior to the tongue and HYOID BONE.

Lip: Either of the two fleshy, full-blooded margins of the mouth.

Lung: Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.

Magnetics: The study of MAGNETIC PHENOMENA.

Male:

Maxillary Sinus: The air space located in the body of the MAXILLARY BONE near each cheek. Each maxillary sinus communicates with the middle passage (meatus) of the NASAL CAVITY on the same side.

Mouth: The oval-shaped oral cavity located at the apex of the digestive tract and consisting of two parts: the vestibule and the oral cavity proper.

Muscles: Contractile tissue that produces movement in animals.

Nails: The thin, horny plates that cover the dorsal surfaces of the distal phalanges of the fingers and toes of primates.

Nasopharynx: The top portion of the pharynx situated posterior to the nose and superior to the SOFT PALATE. The nasopharynx is the posterior extension of the nasal cavities and has a respiratory function.

Neck: The part of a human or animal body connecting the HEAD to the rest of the body.

Nose: A part of the upper respiratory tract. It contains the organ of SMELL. The term includes the external nose, the nasal cavity, and the PARANASAL SINUSES.

Orbit: Bony cavity that holds the eyeball and its associated tissues and appendages.

Palate: The structure that forms the roof of the mouth. It consists of the anterior hard palate (PALATE, HARD) and the posterior soft palate (PALATE, SOFT).

Pelvis: The space or compartment surrounded by the pelvic girdle (bony pelvis). It is subdivided into the greater pelvis and LESSER PELVIS. The pelvic girdle is formed by the PELVIC BONES and SACRUM.

Penis: The external reproductive organ of males. It is composed of a mass of erectile tissue enclosed in three cylindrical fibrous compartments. Two of the three compartments, the corpus cavernosa, are placed side-by-side along the upper part of the organ. The third compartment below, the corpus spongiosum, houses the urethra.

Perineum: The body region lying between the genital area and the ANUS on the surface of the trunk, and to the shallow compartment lying deep to this area that is inferior to the PELVIC DIAPHRAGM. The surface area is between the VULVA and the anus in the female, and between the SCROTUM and the anus in the male.

Pharynx: A funnel-shaped fibromuscular tube that conducts food to the ESOPHAGUS, and air to the LARYNX and LUNGS. It is located posterior to the NASAL CAVITY; ORAL CAVITY; and LARYNX, and extends from the SKULL BASE to the inferior border of the CRICOID CARTILAGE anteriorly and to the inferior border of the C6 vertebra posteriorly. It is divided into the NASOPHARYNX; OROPHARYNX; and HYPOPHARYNX (laryngopharynx).

Punctures: Incision of tissues for injection of medication or for other diagnostic or therapeutic procedures. Punctures of the skin, for example may be used for diagnostic drainage; of blood vessels for diagnostic imaging procedures.

Rectum: The distal segment of the LARGE INTESTINE, between the SIGMOID COLON and the ANAL CANAL.

Respiratory System: The tubular and cavernous organs and structures, by means of which pulmonary ventilation and gas exchange between ambient air and the blood are brought about.

Retina: The ten-layered nervous tissue membrane of the eye. It is continuous with the OPTIC NERVE and receives images of external objects and transmits visual impulses to the brain. Its outer surface is in contact with the CHOROID and the inner surface with the VITREOUS BODY. The outer-most layer is pigmented, whereas the inner nine layers are transparent.

Scalp: The outer covering of the calvaria. It is composed of several layers: SKIN; subcutaneous connective tissue; the occipitofrontal muscle which includes the tendinous galea aponeurotica; loose connective tissue; and the pericranium (the PERIOSTEUM of the SKULL).

Scrotum: A cutaneous pouch of skin containing the testicles and spermatic cords.

Shoulder: Part of the body in humans and primates where the arms connect to the trunk. The shoulder has five joints; ACROMIOCLAVICULAR joint, CORACOCLAVICULAR joint, GLENOHUMERAL joint, scapulathoracic joint, and STERNOCLAVICULAR joint.

Skin: The outer covering of the body that protects it from the environment. It is composed of the DERMIS and the EPIDERMIS.

Intestine, Small: The portion of the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT between the PYLORUS of the STOMACH and the ILEOCECAL VALVE of the LARGE INTESTINE. It is divisible into three portions: the DUODENUM, the JEJUNUM, and the ILEUM.

Stomach: An organ of digestion situated in the left upper quadrant of the abdomen between the termination of the ESOPHAGUS and the beginning of the DUODENUM.

Testis: The male gonad containing two functional parts: the SEMINIFEROUS TUBULES for the production and transport of male germ cells (SPERMATOGENESIS) and the interstitial compartment containing LEYDIG CELLS that produce ANDROGENS.

Thigh: The portion of the leg in humans and other animals found between the HIP and KNEE.

Thumb: The first digit on the radial side of the hand which in humans lies opposite the other four.

Toes: Any one of five terminal digits of the vertebrate FOOT.

Tongue: A muscular organ in the mouth that is covered with pink tissue called mucosa, tiny bumps called papillae, and thousands of taste buds. The tongue is anchored to the mouth and is vital for chewing, swallowing, and for speech.

Trachea: The cartilaginous and membranous tube descending from the larynx and branching into the right and left main bronchi.

Ureter: One of a pair of thick-walled tubes that transports urine from the KIDNEY PELVIS to the URINARY BLADDER.

Urethra: A tube that transports URINE from the URINARY BLADDER to the outside of the body in both the sexes. It also has a reproductive function in the male by providing a passage for SPERM.

Uterus: The hollow thick-walled muscular organ in the female PELVIS. It consists of the fundus which is the site of EMBRYO IMPLANTATION and FETAL DEVELOPMENT. Beyond the isthmus at the perineal end of fundus, is CERVIX UTERI (the neck) opening into VAGINA. Beyond the isthmi at the upper abdominal end of fundus, are the FALLOPIAN TUBES.

Uvula: A fleshy extension at the back of the soft palate that hangs above the opening of the throat.

Vagina: The genital canal in the female, extending from the UTERUS to the VULVA. (Stedman, 25th ed)

Vitreous Body: The transparent, semigelatinous substance that fills the cavity behind the CRYSTALLINE LENS of the EYE and in front of the RETINA. It is contained in a thin hyaloid membrane and forms about four fifths of the optic globe.

Vocal Cords: A pair of cone-shaped elastic mucous membrane projecting from the laryngeal wall and forming a narrow slit between them. Each contains a thickened free edge (vocal ligament) extending from the THYROID CARTILAGE to the ARYTENOID CARTILAGE, and a VOCAL MUSCLE that shortens or relaxes the vocal cord to control sound production.

Vulva: The external genitalia of the female. It includes the CLITORIS, the labia, the vestibule, and its glands.

Wrist: The region of the upper limb between the metacarpus and the FOREARM.