ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D38.3

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of mediastinum

Diagnosis Code D38.3

ICD-10: D38.3
Short Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of mediastinum
Long Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of mediastinum
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D38.3

Valid for Submission
The code D38.3 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes (D37-D48)
      • Neoplm of uncrt behav of mid ear & resp and intrathorac org (D38)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code D38.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 180 - RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITH MCC
  • 181 - RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITH CC
  • 182 - RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Mass of anterior mediastinum
  • Neoplasm of anterior mediastinum
  • Neoplasm of posterior mediastinum
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of anterior mediastinum
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of mediastinum
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of posterior mediastinum

Table of Neoplasms

The code D38.3 is included in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»mediastinum, mediastinal
C38.3C78.1D15.2D38.3D49.89
»mediastinum, mediastinal
  »anterior
C38.1C78.1D15.2D38.3D49.89
»mediastinum, mediastinal
  »posterior
C38.2C78.1D15.2D38.3D49.89
»substernal
C38.1C78.1D15.2D38.3D49.89

Information for Patients


Chest Injuries and Disorders

The chest is the part of the body between your neck and your abdomen. It includes the ribs and breastbone. Inside your chest are several organs, including the heart, lungs, and esophagus. The pleura, a large thin sheet of tissue, lines the inside of the chest cavity.

Chest injuries and disorders include

  • Heart diseases
  • Lung diseases and collapsed lung
  • Pleural disorders
  • Esophagus disorders
  • Broken ribs
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysms
  • Disorders of the mediastinum, the space between the lungs, breastbone, and spine

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  • Costochondritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Mediastinal tumor (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Pectus excavatum (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rib fracture - aftercare (Medical Encyclopedia)


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