2012 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 530.4
Perforation of esophagus
- The presence of a hole or other type of opening in the esophageal wall through which the contents of the esophagus can pass into the mediastinum. The most common cause of esophageal perforation is injury during a medical procedure such as esophagoscopy or placement of a naso-gastric tube; and pathologic process such as neoplasm or gastric reflux with ulceration. Less common causes include injuries from penetrating or blunt trauma or injury to the esophagus during an operation on another organ, mechanical problem such as violent retching or vomiting; ingestion of a foreign body or caustic agents. The condition often results in infection of the mediastinum and mediastinitis.
- ICD-9-CM 530.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
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- More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 530.4: 2013.
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