2019 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K22.6

Gastro-esophageal laceration-hemorrhage syndrome

    2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code
  • K22.6 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2019 edition of ICD-10-CM K22.6 became effective on October 1, 2018.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of K22.6 - other international versions of ICD-10 K22.6 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Mallory-Weiss syndrome
The following code(s) above K22.6 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to K22.6:
  • K00-K95
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range K00-K95

    Diseases of the digestive system

    Type 2 Excludes
    • certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P04-P96)
    • certain infectious and parasitic diseases (A00-B99)
    • complications of pregnancy, childbirth and the puerperium (O00-O9A)
    • congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99)
    • endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E88)
    • injury, poisoning and certain other consequences of external causes (S00-T88)
    • neoplasms (C00-D49)
    • symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R94)
    Diseases of the digestive system
  • K20-K31
    2019 ICD-10-CM Range K20-K31

    Diseases of esophagus, stomach and duodenum

    Type 2 Excludes
    Diseases of esophagus, stomach and duodenum
  • K22
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K22

    Other diseases of esophagus

      2016 2017 2018 2019 Non-Billable/Non-Specific Code
    Type 2 Excludes
    • esophageal varices (I85.-)
    Other diseases of esophagus
Approximate Synonyms
  • Mallory weiss syndrome
Clinical Information
  • A condition characterized by mucosal tears at the esophagogastric junction, sometimes with hematemesis. Typically it is caused by forceful bouts of retching or vomiting.
  • A disorder characterized by upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding caused by longitudinal mucosal tears in the gastroesophageal junction. The tears result from retching or forceful coughing. It was initially described in alcoholics.
ICD-10-CM K22.6 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v36.0):
  • 368 Major esophageal disorders with mcc
  • 369 Major esophageal disorders with cc
  • 370 Major esophageal disorders without cc/mcc

Convert K22.6 to ICD-9-CM

Code History
  • 2016 (effective 10/1/2015): New code (first year of non-draft ICD-10-CM)
  • 2017 (effective 10/1/2016): No change
  • 2018 (effective 10/1/2017): No change
  • 2019 (effective 10/1/2018): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to K22.6:
  • Gastroesophageal laceration- hemorrhage syndrome K22.6
  • Mallory-Weiss syndrome K22.6
  • Syndrome - see also Disease

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To K22.6
K21.9 Gastro-esophageal reflux disease without esophagitis
K22 Other diseases of esophagus
K22.0 Achalasia of cardia
K22.1 Ulcer of esophagus
K22.10 …… without bleeding
K22.11 …… with bleeding
K22.2 Esophageal obstruction
K22.3 Perforation of esophagus
K22.4 Dyskinesia of esophagus
K22.5 Diverticulum of esophagus, acquired
K22.6 Gastro-esophageal laceration-hemorrhage syndrome
K22.7 Barrett's esophagus
K22.70 …… without dysplasia
K22.71 Barrett's esophagus with dysplasia
K22.710 Barrett's esophagus with low grade dysplasia
K22.711 Barrett's esophagus with high grade dysplasia
K22.719 …… unspecified
K22.8 Other specified diseases of esophagus
K22.9 Disease of esophagus, unspecified
K23 Disorders of esophagus in diseases classified elsewhere
K25 Gastric ulcer

Reimbursement claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015 require the use of ICD-10-CM codes.