ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D37.02

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of tongue

Diagnosis Code D37.02

ICD-10: D37.02
Short Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of tongue
Long Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of tongue
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D37.02

Valid for Submission
The code D37.02 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes (D37-D48)
      • Neoplasm of uncrt behavior of oral cavity and dgstv organs (D37)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Neoplasm of junctional zone of tongue
  • Neoplasm of lingual tonsil
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of anterior two-thirds of tongue
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of base of tongue
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of border of tongue
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of dorsal surface of tongue
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of junctional zone of tongue
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lingual tonsil
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of tongue
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of ventral surface of tongue

Information for Patients


Tongue Disorders

Your tongue helps you taste, swallow, and chew. You also use it to speak. Your tongue is made up of many muscles. The upper surface contains your taste buds.

Problems with the tongue include

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Changes in color or texture
  • Abnormal movement or difficulty moving the tongue
  • Taste problems

These problems can have many different causes. Treatment depends on the underlying problem.

  • Geographic tongue
  • Glossitis
  • Leukoplakia
  • Macroglossia
  • Tongue biopsy
  • Tongue problems
  • Tongue tie


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