ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D21.0

Benign neoplasm of connctv/soft tiss of head, face and neck

Diagnosis Code D21.0

ICD-10: D21.0
Short Description: Benign neoplasm of connctv/soft tiss of head, face and neck
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of head, face and neck
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D21.0

Valid for Submission
The code D21.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Other benign neoplasms of connective and other soft tissue (D21)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code D21.0 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 564 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH MCC
  • 565 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITH CC
  • 566 - OTHER MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE DIAGNOSES WITHOUT CC/MCC

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  • 215.0 - Ben neo soft tissue head

Synonyms
  • Apocrine hydrocystoma of eyelid
  • Benign neoplasm of blood vessel of face
  • Benign neoplasm of blood vessel of head
  • Benign neoplasm of blood vessel of neck
  • Benign neoplasm of connective tissue of head and/or neck
  • Benign neoplasm of ear
  • Benign neoplasm of eyelid including canthus
  • Benign neoplasm of muscle of face
  • Benign neoplasm of muscle of head
  • Benign neoplasm of muscle of neck
  • Benign neoplasm of soft tissues of face
  • Benign neoplasm of soft tissues of head
  • Benign neoplasm of soft tissues of neck
  • Benign neoplasm soft tissue of cervical spine
  • Benign tumor of eyelid
  • Benign tumor of soft tissue of back
  • Benign tumor of soft tissue of back
  • Benign tumor of soft tissue of head, face and neck
  • Mass of cervical spine
  • Neoplasm of blood vessel of face
  • Neoplasm of blood vessel of neck
  • Neoplasm of muscle of face
  • Neoplasm of muscle of neck
  • Neoplasm of soft tissues of face
  • Neoplasm of soft tissues of neck
  • Nuchal fibroma

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D21.0 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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