T17.3: Foreign body in larynx

You have one or more foreign bodies in your larynx.

The larynx is joined to the throat. The larynx is the connector between the throat and the trachea.

Different types of foreign bodies can get into the larynx. A foreign body may be a mucous plug, for example. Foreign bodies may also be objects, however.

If there are foreign bodies in the larynx, there can be various symptoms. For example, the foreign body may make breathing more difficult. Your body may then not get enough oxygen. You may also have a sudden need to cough. A whistling or rattling sound may also be heard when breathing. Suffocating or croaking may also occur. If foreign bodies remain in the larynx for a long time, inflammation can result there.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis
  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the additional indicator used for diagnostic confidence.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD diagnosis code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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