ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D23.4

Other benign neoplasm of skin of scalp and neck

Diagnosis Code D23.4

ICD-10: D23.4
Short Description: Other benign neoplasm of skin of scalp and neck
Long Description: Other benign neoplasm of skin of scalp and neck
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D23.4

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Other benign neoplasms of skin (D23)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code D23.4 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 606 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 607 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Benign neoplasm of scalp and skin of neck
  • Benign neoplasm of skin of head and neck
  • Benign neoplasm of skin of neck
  • Benign neoplasm of skin of scalp
  • Blue nevus of skin
  • Cellular blue nevus of skin
  • Cystic dermoid choristoma of scalp
  • Cystic dermoid choristoma of vertex
  • Giant cellular blue nevus of scalp
  • Melanocytic nevus of scalp
  • Papilloma of skin
  • Papilloma of skin of scalp

Table of Neoplasms

The code D23.4 is included in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»scalp
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »cervical region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, neck]
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »head NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, scalp]
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »neck
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »scalp
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2
»skin NOS
  »supraclavicular region [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, neck]
C44.40C79.2D04.4D23.4D48.5D49.2

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

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