Diagnosis Code D15.9
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code D15.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITH MCC 180
- RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITH CC 181
- RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITHOUT CC/MCC 182
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.
- 212.9 - Benign neo resp sys NOS (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.
- Benign neoplasm of intrathoracic organs
- Benign tumor of respiratory and intrathoracic organ
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