ICD-10 Diagnosis Code K12.33

Oral mucositis (ulcerative) due to radiation

Diagnosis Code K12.33

ICD-10: K12.33
Short Description: Oral mucositis (ulcerative) due to radiation
Long Description: Oral mucositis (ulcerative) due to radiation
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code K12.33

Code Classification
  • Diseases of the digestive system
    • Diseases of oral cavity and salivary glands (K00-K14)
      • Stomatitis and related lesions (K12)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Mucositis following radiation therapy
  • Mucositis following therapy
  • Radiation stomatitis
  • Radiation therapy complication
  • Radiation-induced mucositis of oral mucous membranes

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code K12.33 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    Information for Patients

    Mouth Disorders

    Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body. Any problem that affects your mouth can make it hard to eat, drink or even smile.

    Some common mouth problems include

    • Cold sores - painful sores on the lips and around the mouth, caused by a virus
    • Canker sores - painful sores in the mouth, caused by bacteria or viruses
    • Thrush - a yeast infection that causes white patches in your mouth
    • Leukoplakia - white patches of excess cell growth on the cheeks, gums or tongue, common in smokers
    • Dry mouth - a lack of enough saliva, caused by some medicines and certain diseases
    • Gum or tooth problems
    • Bad breath

    Treatment for mouth disorders varies, depending on the problem. Keeping a clean mouth by brushing and flossing often is important.

    • Burning Mouth Syndrome - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
    • Drooling
    • Gum biopsy
    • Herpangina
    • Leukoplakia
    • Lichen planus
    • Mouth sores
    • Mouth ulcers
    • Mucous cyst
    • Perioral dermatitis
    • Thrush

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    Radiation Therapy

    Also called: Brachytherapy, Radiotherapy

    Radiation therapy is a cancer treatment. It uses high doses of radiation to kill cancer cells and stop them from spreading. About half of all cancer patients receive it. The radiation may be external, from special machines, or internal, from radioactive substances that a doctor places inside your body. The type of radiation therapy you receive depends on many factors, including

    • The type of cancer
    • The size of the cancer
    • The cancer's location in the body
    • How close the cancer is to normal tissues that are sensitive to radiation
    • How far into the body the radiation needs to travel
    • Your general health and medical history
    • Whether you will have other types of cancer treatment
    • Other factors, such as your age and other medical conditions

    Radiation therapy can damage normal cells as well as cancer cells. Treatment must be carefully planned to minimize side effects. Common side effects include skin changes and fatigue. Other side effects depend on the part of your body being treated.

    Sometimes radiation is used with other treatments, like surgery or chemotherapy.

    NIH: National Cancer Institute

    • Head and Neck Radiation Treatment and Your Mouth - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
    • Managing Radiation Therapy Side Effects: What to Do about Changes When You Urinate - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
    • Managing Radiation Therapy Side Effects: What to Do about Feeling Sick to Your Stomach and Throwing Up (Nausea and Vomiting) - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
    • Managing Radiation Therapy Side Effects: What to Do When You Have Loose Stools (Diarrhea) - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
    • Oral mucositis
    • Radiation enteritis
    • Radiation therapy
    • Radiation therapy -- skin care
    • What to Know about Brachytherapy (A Type of Internal Radiation Therapy) - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
    • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)

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