Diagnosis Code D37.04
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 235.1 - Unc behav neo oral/phar (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Neoplasm of minor salivary gland
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of minor salivary gland
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D37.04 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of submucosal salivary glands of lip
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of submucosal salivary glands of cheek
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of submucosal salivary glands of hard palate
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of submucosal salivary glands of soft palate
Information for Patients
Your salivary glands make saliva - sometimes called spit - and empty it into your mouth through openings called ducts. Saliva makes your food moist, which helps you chew and swallow. It helps you digest your food. It also cleans your mouth and contains antibodies that can kill germs.
Problems with salivary glands can cause the glands to become irritated and swollen. This causes symptoms such as
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Difficulty opening your mouth
- Dry mouth
- Pain in the face or mouth
- Swelling of the face or neck
Causes of salivary gland problems include infections, obstruction or cancer. Problems can also be due to other disorders, such as mumps or Sjogren's syndrome.
- Salivary duct stones
- Salivary gland infections
- Salivary gland tumors