ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 211.6

Benign neoplasm pancreas

Diagnosis Code 211.6

ICD-9: 211.6
Short Description: Benign neoplasm pancreas
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of pancreas, except islets of Langerhans
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 211.6

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • D13.6 - Benign neoplasm of pancreas

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 211.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

      • pancreas�������������������������������������������� 157.9��� 197.8����� 230.9����� 211.6����� 235.5����� 239.0
        • body�������������������������������������������� 157.1��� 197.8����� 230.9����� 211.6����� 235.5����� 239.0
        • contiguous sites��������������������������� 157.8��� -������������ -������������ -������������ -������������ -
        • duct (of Santorini) (of Wirsung)������ 157.3��� 197.8����� 230.9����� 211.6����� 235.5����� 239.0
        • ectopic tissue������������������������������� 157.8��� 197.8����� 230.9����� 211.6����� 235.5����� 239.0
        • head�������������������������������������������� 157.0��� 197.8����� 230.9����� 211.6����� 235.5����� 239.0
        • islet cells�������������������������������������� 157.4��� 197.8����� 230.9����� 211.7����� 235.5����� 239.0
        • tail����������������������������������������������� 157.2��� 197.8����� 230.9����� 211.6����� 235.5����� 239.0
      • Santorini's duct����������������������������������� 157.3��� 197.8����� 230.9����� 211.6����� 235.5����� 239.0
      • Wirsung's duct������������������������������������ 157.3��� 197.8����� 230.9����� 211.6����� 235.5����� 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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Pancreatic Diseases

The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces juices that help break down food and hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Problems with the pancreas can lead to many health problems. These include

  • Pancreatitis, or inflammation of the pancreas: This happens when digestive enzymes start digesting the pancreas itself
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder in which thick, sticky mucus can also block tubes in your pancreas

The pancreas also plays a role in diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked them. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas loses the ability to secrete enough insulin in response to meals.

  • Abdominal tap
  • Acute pancreatitis
  • Amylase - blood
  • Amylase - urine
  • Annular pancreas
  • ERCP
  • Insulinoma
  • Lipase test
  • Pancreas divisum
  • Pancreatic abscess
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

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