ICD-10 Diagnosis Code T81.509A

Unsp comp of fb acc left in body fol unsp procedure, init

Diagnosis Code T81.509A

ICD-10: T81.509A
Short Description: Unsp comp of fb acc left in body fol unsp procedure, init
Long Description: Unspecified complication of foreign body accidentally left in body following unspecified procedure, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code T81.509A

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The code T81.509A is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00–T98)
    • Complications of surgical and medical care, not elsewhere classified (T80-T88)
      • Complications of procedures, not elsewhere classified (T81)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Foreign body accidentally left during a procedure
  • Foreign object left in body during procedure
  • Intra-abdominal foreign body
  • Intra-abdominal foreign body left inside at operation
  • Retention of foreign object in a patient after surgery or other procedure

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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  • 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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