ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D16.9

Benign neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage, unspecified

Diagnosis Code D16.9

ICD-10: D16.9
Short Description: Benign neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage, unspecified
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D16.9

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage (D16)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code D16.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • 213.9 - Benign neo bone NOS

  • Ameloblastoma of jaw
  • Benign neoplasm of articular cartilage
  • Benign neoplasm of bone
  • Bizarre parosteal osteochondromatous proliferation
  • Chondroma of bone
  • Chondromatosis
  • Chondromyxoid fibroma of bone
  • Enchondroma of bone
  • Endosteal osteoma
  • Fibro-osteoma
  • Intraosseous lipoma
  • Neoplasm of articular cartilage
  • Osteoblastoma of bone
  • Osteochondroma
  • Osteochondroma of bone
  • Osteoid osteoma
  • Osteoma
  • Osteoma mucosae
  • Osteoma of periosteum
  • Parosteal lipoma
  • Subungual exostosis

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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Bone Diseases

Your bones help you move, give you shape and support your body. They are living tissues that rebuild constantly throughout your life. During childhood and your teens, your body adds new bone faster than it removes old bone. After about age 20, you can lose bone faster than you make bone. To have strong bones when you are young, and to prevent bone loss when you are older, you need to get enough calcium, vitamin D, and exercise. You should also avoid smoking and drinking too much alcohol.

Bone diseases can make bones easy to break. Different kinds of bone problems include

  • Low bone density and osteoporosis, which make your bones weak and more likely to break
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta makes your bones brittle
  • Paget's disease of bone makes them weak
  • Bones can also develop cancer and infections
  • Other bone diseases, which are caused by poor nutrition, genetics, or problems with the rate of bone growth or rebuilding

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • ALP - blood test
  • ALP isoenzyme test
  • Blount disease
  • Bone lesion biopsy
  • Bone pain or tenderness
  • Bone tumor
  • Bowlegs
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteopenia - premature infants

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Cartilage Disorders

Cartilage is the tough but flexible tissue that covers the ends of your bones at a joint. It also gives shape and support to other parts of your body, such as your ears, nose and windpipe. Healthy cartilage helps you move by allowing your bones to glide over each other. It also protects bones by preventing them from rubbing against each other.

Injured, inflamed, or damaged cartilage can cause symptoms such as pain and limited movement. It can also lead to joint damage and deformity. Causes of cartilage problems include

  • Tears and injuries, such as sports injuries
  • Genetic factors
  • Other disorders, such as some types of arthritis

Osteoarthritis results from breakdown of cartilage.

NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

  • Costochondritis
  • Meniscus tears -- aftercare
  • Pectus carinatum
  • Pectus excavatum
  • Perichondritis
  • What Are Growth Plate Injuries? - NIH (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)

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