ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T17.810

Gastric contents in oth prt resp tract causing asphyxiation

Diagnosis Code T17.810

ICD-10: T17.810
Short Description: Gastric contents in oth prt resp tract causing asphyxiation
Long Description: Gastric contents in other parts of respiratory tract causing asphyxiation
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T17.810

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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)

Information for Medical Professionals

  • Choked on regurgitated food

Information for Patients


Food or small objects can cause choking if they get caught in your throat and block your airway. This keeps oxygen from getting to your lungs and brain. If your brain goes without oxygen for more than four minutes, you could have brain damage or die.

Young children are at an especially high risk of choking. They can choke on foods like hot dogs, nuts and grapes, and on small objects like toy pieces and coins. Keep hazards out of their reach and supervise them when they eat.

When someone is choking, quick action can be lifesaving. Learn how to do back blows, the Heimlich maneuver (abdominal thrusts), and CPR.

  • Blockage of upper airway (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Choking - unconscious adult or child over 1 year (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed (Medical Encyclopedia)

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