Organ perforation

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Organ perforation
Classification and external resources
Specialty emergency medicine
ICD-10 S36.9
ICD-9-CM 869.0

Organ perforation is a complete penetration of the wall of a hollow organ in the body, such as the gastrointestinal tract in the case of gastrointestinal perforation. It mainly refers to accidental or pathologic perforation, rather than intentional penetration during surgery.

Types include gastrointestinal perforation and uterine perforation.