ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T17.918A

Gastr contents in resp tract, part unsp cause oth inj, init

Diagnosis Code T17.918A

ICD-10: T17.918A
Short Description: Gastr contents in resp tract, part unsp cause oth inj, init
Long Description: Gastric contents in respiratory tract, part unspecified causing other injury, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T17.918A

Valid for Submission
The code T17.918A 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)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code T17.918A is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Airway contains vomitus
  • Aspirated gastric contents in lower respiratory tract
  • Gastrointestinal contents in upper airway
  • Inhalation of vomitus in lower respiratory tract

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.

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  • Foreign body in the nose (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Splinter removal (Medical Encyclopedia)

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