Diagnosis Code D12.3
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code D12.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH MCC 393
- OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITH CC 394
- OTHER DIGESTIVE SYSTEM DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC 395
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 211.3 - Benign neoplasm lg bowel (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Adenoma of transverse colon
- Benign neoplasm of ascending colon
- Benign neoplasm of descending colon
- Benign neoplasm of hepatic flexure of colon
- Benign neoplasm of splenic flexure of colon
- Benign neoplasm of transverse colon
- Mass of hepatic flexure of colon
- Neoplasm of hepatic flexure of colon
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D12.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Benign neoplasm of hepatic flexure
- Benign neoplasm of splenic flexure
Information for Patients
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
- Biopsy - polyps
- Cherry angioma
Also called: Colon polyps
A polyp is an extra piece of tissue that grows inside your body. Colonic polyps grow in the large intestine, or colon. Most polyps are not dangerous. However, some polyps may turn into cancer or already be cancer. To be safe, doctors remove polyps and test them. Polyps can be removed when a doctor examines the inside of the large intestine during a colonoscopy.
Anyone can get polyps, but certain people are more likely than others. You may have a greater chance of getting polyps if you
- Are over age 50
- Have had polyps before
- Have a family member with polyps
- Have a family history of colon cancer
Most colon polyps do not cause symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include blood on your underwear or on toilet paper after a bowel movement, blood in your stool, or constipation or diarrhea lasting more than a week.
NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
- Biopsy - polyps
- Colorectal polyps
- Large bowel resection
- Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)