ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D31.6

Benign neoplasm of unspecified site of orbit

Diagnosis Code D31.6

ICD-10: D31.6
Short Description: Benign neoplasm of unspecified site of orbit
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of unspecified site of orbit
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D31.6

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign neoplasm of eye and adnexa (D31)

Table of Neoplasms

The code D31.6 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
»connective tissue NEC
  »orbit
C69.6C79.49D09.2D31.6D48.1D49.89
»extraocular muscle
C69.6C79.49D09.2D31.6D48.7D49.89
»intraorbital
C69.6C79.49D09.2D31.6D48.7D49.89
»muscle [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue]
C69.6C79.49D09.2D31.6D48.7D49.89
»muscle [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue]
  »extraocular
C69.6C79.49D09.2D31.6D48.7D49.89
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »orbit
C69.6C79.49D31.6D48.7D49.2
»orbit
C69.6C79.49D09.2D31.6D48.7D49.89
»orbit
  »autonomic nerve
C69.6C79.49D31.6D48.7D49.2
»orbit
  »eye
C69.6C79.49D09.2D31.6D48.7D49.89
»orbit
  »peripheral nerves
C69.6C79.49D31.6D48.7D49.2
»orbit
  »soft parts
C69.6C79.49D09.2D31.6D48.7D49.89
»retrobulbar
C69.6C79.49D31.6D48.7D49.89

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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Eye Diseases

Some eye problems are minor and don't last long. But some can lead to a permanent loss of vision.

Common eye problems include

  • Refractive errors
  • Cataracts - clouded lenses
  • Optic nerve disorders, including glaucoma
  • Retinal disorders - problems with the nerve layer at the back of the eye
  • Macular degeneration - a disease that destroys sharp, central vision
  • Diabetic eye problems
  • Conjunctivitis - an infection also known as pinkeye

Your best defense is to have regular checkups, because eye diseases do not always have symptoms. Early detection and treatment could prevent vision loss. See an eye care professional right away if you have a sudden change in vision, if everything looks dim, or if you see flashes of light. Other symptoms that need quick attention are pain, double vision, fluid coming from the eye, and inflammation.

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