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

Table of Neoplasms

The code D37.02 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
»frenulum
C02.2C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»frenulum
  »linguae
C02.2C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»lingual NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, tongue]
C02.9C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
C02.9C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »anterior (two-thirds) NEC
C02.3C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »anterior (two-thirds) NEC
    »dorsal surface
C02.0C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »anterior (two-thirds) NEC
    »ventral surface
C02.2C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »base (dorsal surface)
C01C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »border (lateral)
C02.1C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »dorsal surface NEC
C02.0C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »fixed part NEC
C01C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »foreamen cecum
C02.0C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »frenulum linguae
C02.2C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »junctional zone
C02.8C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »margin (lateral)
C02.1C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »midline NEC
C02.0C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »mobile part NEC
C02.3C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »posterior (third)
C01C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »root
C01C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »surface (dorsal)
C02.0C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »surface (dorsal)
    »base
C01C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »surface (dorsal)
    »ventral
C02.2C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »tip
C02.1C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »tonsil
C02.4C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tonsil
  »lingual
C02.4C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Glossitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Leukoplakia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Macroglossia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tongue biopsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tongue problems (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tongue tie (Medical Encyclopedia)


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