ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D12.8

Benign neoplasm of rectum

Diagnosis Code D12.8

ICD-10: D12.8
Short Description: Benign neoplasm of rectum
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of rectum
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D12.8

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal (D12)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code D12.8 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

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Synonyms
  • Adenoma of rectum
  • Benign neoplasm of anal canal
  • Benign neoplasm of anus
  • Benign neoplasm of rectum
  • Benign neoplasm of rectum and anal canal
  • Benign papilloma rectum
  • Dysplasia of rectum
  • Neoplasm of anal canal
  • Rectal polyp
  • Tubulovillous adenoma of anorectum
  • Tubulovillous adenoma of rectum
  • Villous adenoma of rectum

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D12.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


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

  • Biopsy - polyps (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cherry angioma (Medical Encyclopedia)


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Rectal Disorders

The rectum is the lower part of your large intestine where your body stores stool. Problems with rectum are common. They include hemorrhoids, abscesses, incontinence and cancer.

Many people are embarrassed to talk about rectal troubles. But seeing your doctor about problems in this area is important. This is especially true if you have pain or bleeding. Treatments vary depending on the particular problem.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Anorectal abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Digital rectal exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Proctitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rectal biopsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rectal prolapse (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rectal prolapse repair (Medical Encyclopedia)


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