ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 210.6

Benign neo oropharyn NEC

Diagnosis Code 210.6

ICD-9: 210.6
Short Description: Benign neo oropharyn NEC
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of other parts of oropharynx
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 210.6

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (140–239)
    • Benign neoplasms (210-229)
      • 210 Benign neoplasm of lip, oral cavity, and pharynx

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • D10.5 - Benign neoplasm of other parts of oropharynx

Synonyms
  • Benign neoplasm of anterior aspect of epiglottis
  • Benign neoplasm of anterior tonsillar pillar
  • Benign neoplasm of junctional region of epiglottis
  • Benign neoplasm of lateral wall of oropharynx
  • Benign neoplasm of oropharyngeal wall
  • Benign neoplasm of oropharynx
  • Benign neoplasm of posterior tonsillar pillar
  • Benign neoplasm of posterior wall of oropharynx
  • Benign neoplasm of tonsillar fossa
  • Benign neoplasm of tonsillar pillar
  • Benign neoplasm of vallecula

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 210.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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      • branchial (cleft) (vestiges)������������������� 146.8��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
      • epiglottis�������������������������������������������� 161.1��� 197.3����� 231.0����� 212.1����� 235.6����� 239.1
        • anterior aspect or surface�������������� 146.4��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • free border (margin)���������������������� 146.4��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
          • junctional region��������������������� 146.5��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
      • fossa (of)
        • tonsillar���������������������������������������� 146.1��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
      • glosso-epiglottic fold(s)���������������������� 146.4��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
      • glossopalatine fold����������������������������� 146.2��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
      • glossopharyngeal sulcus��������������������� 146.1��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
      • oropharynx����������������������������������������� 146.9��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • branchial cleft (vestige)����������������� 146.8��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • contiguous sites��������������������������� 146.8��� -������������ -������������ -������������ -������������ -
        • junctional region��������������������������� 146.5��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • lateral wall������������������������������������ 146.6��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • pillars of fauces���������������������������� 146.2��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • posterior wall�������������������������������� 146.7��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • vallecula��������������������������������������� 146.3��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
      • palatoglossal arch������������������������������ 146.2��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
      • palatopharyngeal arch������������������������� 146.2��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
      • pillars of fauces���������������������������������� 146.2��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
      • tonsil�������������������������������������������������� 146.0��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.5����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • pillar (anterior) (posterior)�������������� 146.2��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
      • tonsillar fossa������������������������������������� 146.1��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
      • vallecula (epigiottis)���������������������������� 146.3��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0

Information for Patients


Benign Tumors

Also called: Benign cancer, Benign neoplasms, Noncancerous tumors

Tumors are abnormal growths in your body. They are made up of extra cells. Normally, cells grow and divide to form new cells as your body needs them. When cells grow old, they die, and new cells take their place. Sometimes, this process goes wrong. New cells form when your body does not need them, and old cells do not die when they should. When these extra cells form a mass, it is called a tumor.

Tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. Benign tumors grow only in one place. They cannot spread or invade other parts of your body. Even so, they can be dangerous if they press on vital organs, such as your brain.

Treatment often involves surgery. Benign tumors usually don't grow back.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

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Throat Disorders

Also called: Pharyngeal disorders

Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The technical name for throat is pharynx.

Throat problems are common. You've probably had a sore throat. The cause is usually a viral infection, but other causes include allergies, infection with strep bacteria or the upward movement of stomach acids into the esophagus, called GERD.

Other problems that affect the throat include

  • Tonsillitis - an infection in the tonsils
  • Pharyngitis - inflammation of the pharynx
  • Cancers
  • Croup - inflammation, usually in small children, which causes a barking cough

Most throat problems are minor and go away on their own. Treatments, when needed, depend on the problem.

  • Acute upper airway obstruction
  • Epiglottitis
  • Glossopharyngeal neuralgia
  • Herpangina
  • Laryngitis
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Retropharyngeal abscess
  • Strep throat
  • Throat swab culture


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