ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T17.908

Unsp fb in resp tract, part unsp causing oth injury

Diagnosis Code T17.908

ICD-10: T17.908
Short Description: Unsp fb in resp tract, part unsp causing oth injury
Long Description: Unspecified foreign body in respiratory tract, part unspecified causing other injury
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T17.908

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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

  • Aspirated foreign body of lower respiratory tract
  • Aspiration into 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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