ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 212.8

Benign neo resp sys NEC

Diagnosis Code 212.8

ICD-9: 212.8
Short Description: Benign neo resp sys NEC
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of other specified sites of respiratory and intrathoracic organs
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 212.8

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Benign neoplasm of mesothelial tissue of site other than pleura AND pericardium

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 212.8 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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