Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 530.4
Perforation of esophagus
  • Billable Code
  • ICD-9-CM 530.4 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 530.4 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Esophageal perforation
Clinical Information
  • A disorder characterized by a rupture in the wall of the esophagus.
  • An opening or hole in the esophagus that is caused by trauma, injury, or pathological process.
  • 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.
530.4 Excludes
Applies To
  • Rupture of esophagus
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 530.4 converts directly to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM K22.3 Perforation of esophagus
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 530.4:
  • Boerhaave's syndrome (spontaneous esophageal rupture) 530.4
  • Perforation, perforative (nontraumatic)
    • esophagus 530.4
  • Rupture, ruptured 553.9
    • esophagus 530.4
      • traumatic 862.22
        • with open wound into cavity 862.32
        • cervical region - see Wound, open, esophagus
  • Syndrome - see also Disease
    • Boerhaave's (spontaneous esophageal rupture) 530.4
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