ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 215.8

Ben neo soft tissue NEC

Diagnosis Code 215.8

ICD-9: 215.8
Short Description: Ben neo soft tissue NEC
Long Description: Other benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of other specified sites
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 215.8

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Benign neoplasms (210-229)
      • 215 Other benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 215.8 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

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Connective Tissue Disorders

Connective tissue is the material inside your body that supports many of its parts. It is the "cellular glue" that gives your tissues their shape and helps keep them strong. It also helps some of your tissues do their work. Cartilage and fat are examples of connective tissue.

There are over 200 disorders that impact connective tissue. Some, like cellulitis, are the result of an infection. Injuries can cause connective tissue disorders, such as scars. Others, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta, are genetic. Still others, like scleroderma, have no known cause. Each disorder has its own symptoms and needs different treatment.

  • Dupuytrens contracture

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