ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 212.2

Benign neo trachea

Diagnosis Code 212.2

ICD-9: 212.2
Short Description: Benign neo trachea
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of trachea
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 212.2

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Benign neoplasms (210-229)
      • 212 Benign neoplasm of respiratory and intrathoracic organs

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • D14.2 - Benign neoplasm of trachea

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 212.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

      • trachea (cartilage) (mucosa)����������������� 162.0��� 197.3����� 231.1����� 212.2����� 235.7����� 239.1
        • contiguous sites with bronchus or lung��������������������������������� 162.8��� -������������ -������������ -������������ -������������ -
      • tracheobronchial��������������������������������� 162.8��� 197.3����� 231.1����� 212.2����� 235.7����� 239.1
        • contiguous sites with lung������������� 162.8��� -������������ -������������ -������������ -������������ -
      • windpipe�������������������������������������������� 162.0��� 197.3����� 231.1����� 212.2����� 235.7����� 239.1

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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Tracheal Disorders

Also called: Windpipe disorders

Your trachea, or windpipe, is one part of your airway system. Airways are pipes that carry oxygen-rich air to your lungs. They also carry carbon dioxide, a waste gas, out of your lungs.

When you inhale, air travels from your nose, through your larynx, and down your windpipe. The windpipe splits into two bronchi that enter your lungs.

Problems with the trachea include narrowing, inflammation, and some inherited conditions. You may need a procedure called a tracheostomy to help you breathe if you have swallowing problems, or have conditions that affect coughing or block your airways. You might also need a tracheostomy if you are in critical care and need to be on a breathing machine.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Acute upper airway obstruction
  • Learning about ventilators
  • Swallowing problems
  • Tracheitis
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula and esophageal atresia repair
  • Tracheomalacia - acquired
  • Tracheomalacia - congenital
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheostomy care
  • Tracheostomy tube - eating
  • Tracheostomy tube - speaking

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