ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 209.51

Ben carcinoid appendix

Diagnosis Code 209.51

ICD-9: 209.51
Short Description: Ben carcinoid appendix
Long Description: Benign carcinoid tumor of the appendix
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 209.51

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Neuroendocrine tumors (209)
      • 209 Neuroendocrine tumors

Information for Patients

Carcinoid Tumors

Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing cancers. They usually start in the lining of the digestive tract or in the lungs. They grow slowly and don't produce symptoms in the early stages. As a result, the average age of people diagnosed with digestive or lung carcinoids is about 60.

In later stages the tumors sometimes produce hormones that can cause carcinoid syndrome. The syndrome causes flushing of the face and upper chest, diarrhea, and trouble breathing.

Surgery is the main treatment for carcinoid tumors. If they haven't spread to other parts of the body, surgery can cure the cancer.

  • 5-HIAA
  • Carcinoid syndrome
  • Serum serotonin level

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