ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D11.9

Benign neoplasm of major salivary gland, unspecified

Diagnosis Code D11.9

ICD-10: D11.9
Short Description: Benign neoplasm of major salivary gland, unspecified
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of major salivary gland, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D11.9

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign neoplasm of major salivary glands (D11)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Adenolymphoma
  • Benign neoplasm of major salivary gland
  • Benign neoplasm of salivary gland duct
  • Benign oncocytoma of salivary gland
  • Benign tumor of salivary gland
  • Neoplasm of salivary gland duct
  • Pleomorphic adenoma of salivary gland
  • Sialadenoma papilliferum

Table of Neoplasms

The code D11.9 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
»salivary gland or duct (major)
C08.9C79.89D00.00D11.9D37.039D49.0
»salivary gland or duct (major)
  »pluriglandular
C08.9C79.89D00.00D11.9D37.039D49.0

Information for Patients


Benign Tumors

Also called: Benign cancer, Benign neoplasms, Noncancerous tumors

Tumors are abnormal growths in your body. They can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. Benign tumors grow only in one place. They cannot spread or invade other parts of your body. Even so, they can be dangerous if they press on vital organs, such as your brain.

Tumors are made up of extra cells. Normally, cells grow and divide to form new cells as your body needs them. When cells grow old, they die, and new cells take their place. Sometimes, this process goes wrong. New cells form when your body does not need them, and old cells do not die when they should. These extra cells can divide without stopping and may form tumor.

Treatment often involves surgery. Benign tumors usually don't grow back.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

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Salivary Gland Disorders

Your salivary glands are in your mouth. You have three pairs of major salivary glands and hundreds of small (minor) glands. They make saliva (spit) and empty it into your mouth through openings called ducts. Saliva makes your food moist, which helps you chew and swallow. It helps you digest your food. It also cleans your mouth and contains antibodies that can kill germs.

Problems with salivary glands can cause them to become irritated and swollen. You may have symptoms such as

  • A bad taste in your mouth
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • Dry mouth
  • Pain in your face or mouth
  • Swelling of your face or neck

Causes of salivary gland problems include infections, obstruction, or cancer. Problems can also be due to other disorders, such as mumps or Sjogren's syndrome.

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