ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K22.8

Other specified diseases of esophagus

Diagnosis Code K22.8

ICD-10: K22.8
Short Description: Other specified diseases of esophagus
Long Description: Other specified diseases of esophagus
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K22.8

Valid for Submission
The code K22.8 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system (K00–K93)
    • Diseases of esophagus, stomach and duodenum (K20-K31)
      • Other diseases of esophagus (K22)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code K22.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)


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  • Atony of esophagus
  • Chronic esophageal scar
  • Dilatation of esophagus
  • Esophageal anastomosis
  • Esophageal anastomotic hemorrhage
  • Esophageal anastomotic leak
  • Esophageal anastomotic necrosis
  • Esophageal bleeding
  • Esophageal dysplasia
  • Esophageal fistula
  • Esophageal mass
  • Esophagomalacia
  • External esophageal fistula
  • External gastrointestinal fistula
  • Gaping esophageal sphincter
  • Gastroesophagitis
  • Gastrointestinal anastomotic hemorrhage
  • Gastrointestinal anastomotic leak
  • Gastrointestinal anastomotic necrosis
  • Hemorrhagic esophagitis
  • Inflammatory esophagogastric polyp
  • Internal esophageal fistula
  • Internal gastrointestinal fistula
  • Lesion of esophagus
  • Leukoplakia of esophagus
  • Mild esophageal dysplasia
  • Moderate esophageal dysplasia
  • Pain in esophagus
  • Polyp of esophagus
  • Presbyesophagus

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K22.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

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 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

  • Achalasia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Barrett esophagus (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bleeding esophageal varices (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Diet and eating after esophagectomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • EGD discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Esophageal atresia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Esophageal manometry (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Esophageal perforation (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Esophageal spasm (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Esophageal stricture - benign (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Esophagitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Esophagitis - infectious (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lower esophageal ring (Schatzki) (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Mallory-Weiss tear (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Swallowing problems (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia repair (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Upper GI and small bowel series (Medical Encyclopedia)

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