2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code T16

Foreign body in ear

Includes
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  • foreign body in auditory canal
The following code(s) above T16 contain annotation back-references
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  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
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  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to T16:
  • S00-T88
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range S00-T88

    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes

    Note
    • Use secondary code(s) from Chapter 20, External causes of morbidity, to indicate cause of injury. Codes within the T section that include the external cause do not require an additional external cause code
    Type 1 Excludes
    Use Additional
    • code to identify any retained foreign body, if applicable (Z18.-)
    Injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes
  • T15-T19
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range T15-T19

    Effects of foreign body entering through natural orifice

    Type 2 Excludes
    • foreign body accidentally left in operation wound (T81.5-)
    • foreign body in penetrating wound - See open wound by body region
    • residual foreign body in soft tissue (M79.5)
    • splinter, without open wound - See superficial injury by body region
    Effects of foreign body entering through natural orifice
Code History
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To T16
T15.90XD …… subsequent encounter
T15.90XS …… sequela
T15.91 Foreign body on external eye, part unspecified, right eye
T15.91XA …… initial encounter
T15.91XD …… subsequent encounter
T15.91XS …… sequela
T15.92 Foreign body on external eye, part unspecified, left eye
T15.92XA …… initial encounter
T15.92XD …… subsequent encounter
T15.92XS …… sequela
T16 Foreign body in ear
T16.1 Foreign body in right ear
T16.1XXA …… initial encounter
T16.1XXD …… subsequent encounter
T16.1XXS …… sequela
T16.2 Foreign body in left ear
T16.2XXA …… initial encounter
T16.2XXD …… subsequent encounter
T16.2XXS …… sequela
T16.9 Foreign body in ear, unspecified ear
T16.9XXA …… initial encounter

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