ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D37.6

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of liver, GB & bile duct

Diagnosis Code D37.6

ICD-10: D37.6
Short Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of liver, GB & bile duct
Long Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of liver, gallbladder and bile ducts
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D37.6

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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 D37.6 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • MALIGNANCY OF HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEM OR PANCREAS WITH MCC 435
  • MALIGNANCY OF HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEM OR PANCREAS WITH CC 436
  • MALIGNANCY OF HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEM OR PANCREAS WITHOUT CC/MCC 437

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  • 235.3 - Unc behav neo liver

Synonyms
  • Carcinoid tumor of ampulla of Vater
  • Carcinoid tumor of small intestine
  • Hemangioendothelioma of abdomen
  • Hemangioendothelioma of liver
  • Neoplasm of cystic duct
  • Neoplasm of gallbladder
  • Neoplasm of intrahepatic bile ducts
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of ampulla of Vater
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of biliary system
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of common bile duct
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cystic duct
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of duodenum
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of extrahepatic bile ducts
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of gallbladder
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of hepatic duct
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of intrahepatic bile ducts
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of liver
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of liver and/or biliary passages
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of pancreas
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of pancreatic duct
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of small intestine
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of sphincter of Oddi
  • Papillary tumor of ampulla of Vater

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D37.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Bile Duct Diseases

Your liver makes a digestive juice called bile. Your gallbladder stores it between meals. When you eat, your gallbladder pushes the bile into tubes called bile ducts. They carry the bile to your small intestine. The bile helps break down fat. It also helps the liver get rid of toxins and wastes.

Different diseases can block the bile ducts and cause a problem with the flow of bile:

  • Gallstones, which can increase pressure in the gallbladder and cause a gallbladder attack. The pain usually lasts from one to several hours.
  • Cancer
  • Infections
  • Birth defects, such as biliary atresia. It is the most common reason for liver transplants in children in the United States.
  • Inflammation, which can cause scarring. Over time, this can lead to liver failure.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • ALP - blood test
  • Bile duct obstruction
  • Biliary atresia
  • Biliary stricture
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholestasis
  • ERCP
  • Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) blood test
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis


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Gallbladder Diseases

Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ under your liver. It stores bile, a fluid made by your liver to digest fat. As your stomach and intestines digest food, your gallbladder releases bile through a tube called the common bile duct. The duct connects your gallbladder and liver to your small intestine.

Your gallbladder is most likely to give you trouble if something blocks the flow of bile through the bile ducts. That is usually a gallstone. Gallstones form when substances in bile harden. Rarely, you can also get cancer in your gallbladder.

Many gallbladder problems get better with removal of the gallbladder. Fortunately, you can live without a gallbladder. Bile has other ways of reaching your small intestine.

  • Acute cholecystitis
  • Bilirubin - urine
  • Chronic cholecystitis
  • Gallbladder removal - laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder removal - laparoscopic - discharge
  • Gallbladder removal - open


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Liver Diseases

Also called: Hepatic disease

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons.

There are many kinds of liver diseases. Viruses cause some of them, like hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Others can be the result of drugs, poisons or drinking too much alcohol. If the liver forms scar tissue because of an illness, it's called cirrhosis. Jaundice, or yellowing of the skin, can be one sign of liver disease.

Cancer can affect the liver. You could also inherit a liver disease such as hemochromatosis.

Tests such as imaging tests and liver function tests can check for liver damage and help to diagnose liver diseases.

  • Alcoholic liver disease
  • ALP isoenzyme test
  • Ascites
  • Diet - liver disease
  • Fatty liver -- nonalcoholic
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Hepatomegaly
  • Liver disease
  • Liver scan


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