ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D13.6

Benign neoplasm of pancreas

Diagnosis Code D13.6

ICD-10: D13.6
Short Description: Benign neoplasm of pancreas
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of pancreas
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D13.6

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign neoplasm of and ill-defined parts of digestive system (D13)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code D13.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • 211.6 - Benign neoplasm pancreas

  • Benign cystic tumor of exocrine pancreas
  • Benign neoplasm of body of pancreas
  • Benign neoplasm of head of pancreas
  • Benign neoplasm of pancreas
  • Benign neoplasm of pancreas, excluding islets of Langerhans
  • Benign neoplasm of pancreatic duct
  • Benign neoplasm of tail of pancreas
  • Benign tumor of exocrine pancreas
  • Cystadenoma of pancreas
  • Intraduct papilloma of pancreas
  • Intraductal papillary mucinous adenoma of pancreas
  • Neoplasm of body of pancreas
  • Neoplasm of head of pancreas
  • Neoplasm of tail of pancreas

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D13.6 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
  • Cherry angioma

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Pancreatic Diseases

The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces juices that help break down food and hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Problems with the pancreas can lead to many health problems. These include

  • Pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas: This happens when digestive enzymes start digesting the pancreas itself
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder in which thick, sticky mucus can also block tubes in your pancreas

The pancreas also plays a role in diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked them. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas loses the ability to secrete enough insulin in response to meals.

  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Amylase - blood
  • Annular pancreas
  • ERCP
  • Lipase test
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

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