ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D49.6

Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of brain

Diagnosis Code D49.6

ICD-10: D49.6
Short Description: Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of brain
Long Description: Neoplasm of unspecified behavior of brain
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D49.6

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Code Classification
  • Diseases of the blood and blood-forming organs and certain disorders involving the immune mechanism (D50–D89)
    • Neoplasms of unspecified behavior (D49)
      • Neoplasms of unspecified behavior (D49)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 239.6 - Brain neoplasm NOS

  • Cerebellopontine angle tumor
  • Cerebral degeneration due to neoplastic disease
  • Germ cell tumor of the brain
  • Intracranial tumor
  • Neoplasm of brain
  • Neoplasm of brain stem
  • Neoplasm of cerebellum
  • Neoplasm of cerebral ventricle
  • Neoplasm of cerebrum
  • Neoplasm of frontal lobe
  • Neoplasm of occipital lobe
  • Neoplasm of parietal lobe
  • Neoplasm of temporal lobe
  • Neuronal and mixed neuronal - glial tumor of brain
  • Tumor of choroid plexus
  • Tumor of hypothalamus

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Brain Diseases

The brain is the control center of the body. It controls thoughts, memory, speech, and movement. It regulates the function of many organs. When the brain is healthy, it works quickly and automatically. However, when problems occur, the results can be devastating.

Inflammation in the brain can lead to problems such as vision loss, weakness and paralysis. Loss of brain cells, which happens if you suffer a stroke, can affect your ability to think clearly. Brain tumors can also press on nerves and affect brain function. Some brain diseases are genetic. And we do not know what causes some brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.

The symptoms of brain diseases vary widely depending on the specific problem. In some cases, damage is permanent. In other cases, treatments such as surgery, medicines, or physical therapy can correct the source of the problem or improve symptoms.

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