AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2015 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Foreign Body in Esophagus

A child presents with a penny lodged in the proximal esophagus, and underwent endoscopy with foreign body removal. During the inspection of the upper GI tract, no evidence of external migration or inflammation was found. What is the appropriate ICD-10-CM code assignment for a foreign body lodged in the esophagus that does not cause injury, compression of the trachea or respiratory obstruction? ...

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