ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 211.3

Benign neoplasm lg bowel

Diagnosis Code 211.3

ICD-9: 211.3
Short Description: Benign neoplasm lg bowel
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of colon
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 211.3

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Benign neoplasms (210-229)
      • 211 Benign neoplasm of other parts of digestive system

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 211.3 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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

  • Biopsy - polyps
  • Cherry angioma

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Colonic Polyps

Also called: Colon polyps

A polyp is an extra piece of tissue that grows inside your body. Colonic polyps grow in the large intestine, or colon. Most polyps are not dangerous. However, some polyps may turn into cancer or already be cancer. To be safe, doctors remove polyps and test them. Polyps can be removed when a doctor examines the inside of the large intestine during a colonoscopy.

Anyone can get polyps, but certain people are more likely than others. You may have a greater chance of getting polyps if you

  • Are over age 50
  • Have had polyps before
  • Have a family member with polyps
  • Have a family history of colon cancer

Most colon polyps do not cause symptoms. If you have symptoms, they may include blood on your underwear or on toilet paper after a bowel movement, blood in your stool, or constipation or diarrhea lasting more than a week.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Biopsy - polyps
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal polyps
  • Large bowel resection
  • Large bowel resection - discharge
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Total proctocolectomy and ileal - anal pouch
  • Total proctocolectomy with ileostomy
  • Virtual colonoscopy

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