2023 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code Q39.0

Atresia of esophagus without fistula

    2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Billable/Specific Code POA Exempt
  • Q39.0 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
  • The 2023 edition of ICD-10-CM Q39.0 became effective on October 1, 2022.
  • This is the American ICD-10-CM version of Q39.0 - other international versions of ICD-10 Q39.0 may differ.
Applicable To
  • Atresia of esophagus NOS
The following code(s) above Q39.0 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 Q39.0:
  • Q00-Q99
    2023 ICD-10-CM Range Q00-Q99

    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities

    • Codes from this chapter are not for use on maternal records
    Type 2 Excludes
    • inborn errors of metabolism (E70-E88)
    Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities
Approximate Synonyms
  • Congenital atresia of esophagus
  • Esophageal atresia, congenital
Clinical Information
  • A congenital abnormality of the esophagus in which the upper esophagus ends as a blind pouch and does not connect with the lower esophagus; it is often accompanied by a tracheoesophageal fistula. Signs and symptoms in a newborn with this abnormality include excessive salivation, choking, coughing, and the development of cyanosis and respiratory distress when fed.
  • Congenital abnormality characterized by the lack of full development of the esophagus that commonly occurs with tracheoesophageal fistula. Symptoms include excessive salivation; gagging; cyanosis; and dyspnea.
Present On Admission
POA Help
"Present On Admission" is defined as present at the time the order for inpatient admission occurs — conditions that develop during an outpatient encounter, including emergency department, observation, or outpatient surgery, are considered POA.
  • Q39.0 is considered exempt from POA reporting.
ICD-10-CM Q39.0 is grouped within Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v40.0):
  • 368 Major esophageal disorders with mcc
  • 369 Major esophageal disorders with cc
  • 370 Major esophageal disorders without cc/mcc

Convert Q39.0 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
  • 2020 (effective 10/1/2019): No change
  • 2021 (effective 10/1/2020): No change
  • 2022 (effective 10/1/2021): No change
  • 2023 (effective 10/1/2022): No change

Diagnosis Index entries containing back-references to Q39.0:

ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To Q39.0
Q38.0 Congenital malformations of lips, not elsewhere classified
Q38.1 Ankyloglossia
Q38.2 Macroglossia
Q38.3 Other congenital malformations of tongue
Q38.4 Congenital malformations of salivary glands and ducts
Q38.5 Congenital malformations of palate, not elsewhere classified
Q38.6 Other congenital malformations of mouth
Q38.7 Congenital pharyngeal pouch
Q38.8 Other congenital malformations of pharynx
Q39 Congenital malformations of esophagus
Q39.0 Atresia of esophagus without fistula
Q39.1 Atresia of esophagus with tracheo-esophageal fistula
Q39.2 Congenital tracheo-esophageal fistula without atresia
Q39.3 Congenital stenosis and stricture of esophagus
Q39.4 Esophageal web
Q39.5 Congenital dilatation of esophagus
Q39.6 Congenital diverticulum of esophagus
Q39.8 Other congenital malformations of esophagus
Q39.9 Congenital malformation of esophagus, unspecified
Q40 Other congenital malformations of upper alimentary tract
Q40.0 Congenital hypertrophic pyloric stenosis

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