ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D37.4

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of colon

Diagnosis Code D37.4

ICD-10: D37.4
Short Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of colon
Long Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of colon
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D37.4

Valid for Submission
The code D37.4 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

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code D37.4 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 374 - DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH MCC
  • 375 - DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH CC
  • 376 - DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Carcinoid tumor of large intestine
  • Mass of hepatic flexure of colon
  • Neoplasm of hepatic flexure of colon
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of ascending colon
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cecum
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of colon
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of descending colon
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of hepatic flexure of colon
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of large intestine
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of sigmoid colon
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of splenic flexure of colon
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of transverse colon

Table of Neoplasms

The code D37.4 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
»caput coli
C18.0C78.5D01.0D12.0D37.4D49.0
»cecum
C18.0C78.5D01.0D12.0D37.4D49.0
»hepatic [See Also: Index to disease, by histology]
  »flexure (colon)
C18.3C78.5D01.0D12.3D37.4D49.0
»ileocecum, ileocecal (coil) (junction) (valve)
C18.0C78.5D01.0D12.0D37.4D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
C18.9C78.5D01.0D12.6D37.4D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »caput coli
C18.0C78.5D01.0D12.0D37.4D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »cecum
C18.0C78.5D01.0D12.0D37.4D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »colon
C18.9C78.5D01.0D12.6D37.4D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »colon
      »ascending
C18.2C78.5D01.0D12.2D37.4D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »colon
      »caput
C18.0C78.5D01.0D12.0D37.4D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »colon
      »descending
C18.6C78.5D01.0D12.4D37.4D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »colon
      »distal
C18.6C78.5D01.0D12.4D37.4D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »colon
      »left
C18.6C78.5D01.0D12.4D37.4D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »colon
      »pelvic
C18.7C78.5D01.0D12.5D37.4D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »colon
      »right
C18.2C78.5D01.0D12.2D37.4D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »colon
      »sigmoid (flexure)
C18.7C78.5D01.0D12.5D37.4D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »colon
      »transverse
C18.4C78.5D01.0D12.3D37.4D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »hepatic flexure
C18.3C78.5D01.0D12.3D37.4D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »ileocecum, ileocecal (coil) (valve)
C18.0C78.5D01.0D12.0D37.4D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »sigmoid flexure (lower) (upper)
C18.7C78.5D01.0D12.5D37.4D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »splenic flexure
C18.5C78.5D01.0D12.3D37.4D49.0
»junction
  »ileocecal
C18.0C78.5D01.0D12.0D37.4D49.0
»sigmoid flexure (lower) (upper)
C18.7C78.5D01.0D12.5D37.4D49.0
»spleen, splenic NEC
  »flexure (colon)
C18.5C78.5D01.0D12.3D37.4D49.0

Information for Patients


Colonic Diseases

Also called: Large intestine diseases

Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is part of your digestive system. It's a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body makes and stores stool. Many disorders affect the colon's ability to work properly. Some of these include

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Colonic polyps - extra tissue growing in the colon that can become cancerous
  • Ulcerative colitis - ulcers of the colon and rectum
  • Diverticulitis - inflammation or infection of pouches in the colon
  • Irritable bowel syndrome - an uncomfortable condition causing abdominal cramping and other symptoms

Treatment for colonic diseases varies greatly depending on the disease and its severity. Treatment may involve diet, medicines and in some cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Angiodysplasia of the colon (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Colitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Colonoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hirschsprung disease (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intestinal ischemia and infarction (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Large bowel resection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)


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