2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code S27.813A
Laceration of esophagus (thoracic part), initial encounter
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Injury of thoracic esophagus
- Laceration of esophagus
- Laceration of thoracic esophagus
- Serosal tear of esophagus
The appropriate 7th character is to be added to each code from block Injury of other and unspecified intrathoracic organs (S27). Use the following options for the aplicable episode of care:
- A - initial encounter
- D - subsequent encounter
- S - sequela
Convert to ICD-9-CM Code
|Source ICD-10-CM Code||Target ICD-9-CM Code|
|S27.813A||862.22 - Esophagus injury-closed|
|Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.|
Chest Injuries and Disorders
What is the chest?
The chest is the part of your body between your neck and your abdomen (belly). The medical term for your chest is thorax.
Your chest holds many important structures for breathing, digestion, blood circulation, and other important body functions. These structures include your:
- Ribs and breastbone
- Esophagus, the tube between your mouth and stomach
- Trachea, your windpipe
- Bronchi, the tubes that carry air from your windpipe to your lungs
- Pleura, a thin layer of tissue that covers the lungs and lines the inside wall of the chest space
- Heart and large blood vessels
- Thymus, a gland that's part of your immune system
What are chest injuries and disorders?
Chest injuries and disorders are problems that affect any of the organs or structures located in your chest.
There are many types of chest injuries and disorders, for example:
- Broken ribs
- Esophagus disorders
- Swallowing disorders, also called dysphagia
- Tracheal disorders
- Bronchial disorders
- Lung diseases and collapsed lung
- Pleural disorders
- Heart diseases
- Mediastinal diseases, which are tumors, inflammation, and other problems with the structures in the mediastinum, which is the space between your lungs, breastbone, and spine
- Thoracic aortic aneurysm
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
Chest injuries may happen from the force of car accidents, falls, or sports injuries. Or the chest may be pierced by a bullet or sharp object. Because your chest holds so many important structures, certain chest injuries may be life-threatening.
How are chest injuries and disorders diagnosed?
Diagnosis of chest injuries or disorders depends on the type of symptoms you're having and whether you've had a chest injury. Injuries are usually obvious, but in most cases, you'll need tests to know how serious an injury is.
There are many types of tests for diagnosing different types of chest injuries and disorders, for example:
- Diagnostic imaging tests
- Heart tests
- Lung function tests
- Pleural fluid analysis
- Dysphagia tests
Treatments will depend on the type of chest injury or disorder you have.
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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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