ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D41.21

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of right ureter

Diagnosis Code D41.21

ICD-10: D41.21
Short Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of right ureter
Long Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of right ureter
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D41.21

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes (D37-D48)
      • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of urinary organs (D41)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code D41.21 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NEOPLASM WITH MCC 656
  • KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NEOPLASM WITH CC 657
  • KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NEOPLASM WITHOUT CC/MCC 658
  • KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NON-NEOPLASM WITH MCC 659
  • KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NON-NEOPLASM WITH CC 660
  • KIDNEY AND URETER PROCEDURES FOR NON-NEOPLASM WITHOUT CC/MCC 661

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Information for Patients


Ureteral Disorders

Your kidneys make urine by filtering wastes and extra water from your blood. The urine travels from the kidneys to the bladder in two thin tubes called ureters.

The ureters are about 8 to 10 inches long. Muscles in the ureter walls tighten and relax to force urine down and away from the kidneys. Small amounts of urine flow from the ureters into the bladder about every 10 to 15 seconds.

Sometimes the ureters can become blocked or injured. This can block the flow of urine to the bladder. If urine stands still or backs up the ureter, you may get a urinary tract infections.

Doctors diagnose problems with the ureters using different tests. These include urine tests, x-rays, and examination of the ureter with a scope called a cystoscope. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. It may include medicines and, in severe cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Injury - kidney and ureter
  • Retroperitoneal fibrosis
  • Ureteral retrograde brush biopsy
  • Ureterocele


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