2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K22.2

Esophageal obstruction

Short Description:
Esophageal obstruction
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
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Code Classification

  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Diseases of esophagus, stomach and duodenum
      • Other diseases of esophagus

K22.2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of esophageal obstruction. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Benign esophageal stricture
  • Compression of esophagus
  • Compression of esophagus
  • Compression of trachea and esophagus co-occurrent and due to congenital anomaly of aortic arch
  • Corrosive stricture of esophagus
  • Drug-induced stricture of esophagus
  • Esophageal anastomotic stricture
  • Esophageal body web
  • Esophageal web
  • Esophageal web / ring
  • Esophagogastric junction outflow obstruction
  • Infective stricture of esophagus
  • Lower esophageal muscular ring
  • Lower esophageal ring
  • Lower esophageal stenosis due to erosive gastro-esophageal reflux disease
  • Malignant esophageal stricture
  • Obstruction of esophagus
  • Peptic stricture of esophagus
  • Primary chronic pseudo-obstruction of esophagus
  • Primary chronic pseudo-obstruction of gastrointestinal tract
  • Radiation-induced stricture of esophagus
  • Stricture of anastomosis of gastrointestinal tract
  • Stricture of esophagus
  • Stricture of esophagus
  • Stricture of esophagus
  • Stricture of esophagus
  • Stricture of esophagus
  • Terminal esophageal web
  • Thoracic choke

Clinical Information

  • Esophageal Web-. a thin membrane that is present in the esophageal lumen. it is composed of mucosa and submucosa and it may be associated with plummer-vinson syndrome.
  • Esophageal Anastomotic Stricture-. luminal narrowing at the site of surgical resection and reconstruction of the esophagus.
  • Recurrent Esophageal Anastomotic Stricture-. recurrence of an esophageal anastomotic stricture following therapeutic dilation.
  • Refractory Esophageal Anastomotic Stricture-. esophageal anastomotic stricture that remains narrowed despite repeated therapeutic dilations.

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The following annotation back-references are applicable to this diagnosis code. The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10-CM codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more.

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Compression of esophagus
  • Constriction of esophagus
  • Stenosis of esophagus
  • Stricture of esophagus

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • congenital stenosis or stricture of esophagus Q39.3

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The following annotation back-references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index. The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10-CM code(s).

Convert to ICD-9-CM Code

Source ICD-10-CM CodeTarget ICD-9-CM Code
K22.2530.3 - Esophageal stricture

Patient Education

Esophagus Disorders

The esophagus is the muscular tube that carries food and liquids from your mouth to the stomach. You may not be aware of your esophagus until you swallow something too large, too hot, or too cold. You may also notice it when something is wrong. You may feel pain or have trouble swallowing.

The most common problem with the esophagus is GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). With GERD, a muscle at the end of your esophagus does not close properly. This allows stomach contents to leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus and irritate it. Over time, GERD can cause damage to the esophagus.

Other problems include heartburn, cancer, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Doctors may use various tests to make a diagnosis. These include imaging tests, an upper endoscopy, and a biopsy.

Treatment depends on the problem. Some problems get better with over-the-counter medicines or changes in diet. Others may need prescription medicines or surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.