ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 212.4

Benign neoplasm pleura

Diagnosis Code 212.4

ICD-9: 212.4
Short Description: Benign neoplasm pleura
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of pleura
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 212.4

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 212.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

      • pleura, pleural (cavity)������������������������� 163.9��� 197.2����� -������������ 212.4����� 235.8����� 239.1
        • contiguous sites��������������������������� 163.8��� -������������ -������������ -������������ -������������ -
        • parietal����������������������������������������� 163.0��� 197.2����� -������������ 212.4����� 235.8����� 239.1
        • visceral���������������������������������������� 163.1��� 197.2����� -������������ 212.4����� 235.8����� 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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Pleural Disorders

Your pleura is a large, thin sheet of tissue that wraps around the outside of your lungs and lines the inside of your chest cavity. Between the layers of the pleura is a very thin space. Normally it's filled with a small amount of fluid. The fluid helps the two layers of the pleura glide smoothly past each other as your lungs breathe air in and out.

Disorders of the pleura include

  • Pleurisy - inflammation of the pleura that causes sharp pain with breathing
  • Pleural effusion - excess fluid in the pleural space
  • Pneumothorax - buildup of air or gas in the pleural space
  • Hemothorax - buildup of blood in the pleural space

Many different conditions can cause pleural problems. Viral infection is the most common cause of pleurisy. The most common cause of pleural effusion is congestive heart failure. Lung diseases, like COPD, tuberculosis, and acute lung injury, cause pneumothorax. Injury to the chest is the most common cause of hemothorax. Treatment focuses on removing fluid, air, or blood from the pleural space, relieving symptoms, and treating the underlying condition.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

  • Chest tube insertion
  • Empyema
  • Lung surgery
  • Lung surgery - discharge
  • Metastatic pleural tumor
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pleural fluid culture
  • Pleurisy
  • Thoracentesis

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