ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 217

Benign neoplasm breast

Diagnosis Code 217

ICD-9: 217
Short Description: Benign neoplasm breast
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of breast
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 217

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Benign neoplasms (210-229)
      • 217 Benign neoplasm of breast

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 217 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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Breast Diseases

Most women experience breast changes at some time. Your age, hormone levels, and medicines you take may cause lumps, bumps, and discharges (fluids that are not breast milk).

If you have a breast lump, pain, discharge or skin irritation, see your health care provider. Minor and serious breast problems have similar symptoms. Although many women fear cancer, most breast problems are not cancer.

Some common breast changes are

  • Fibrocystic breast changes - lumpiness, thickening and swelling, often just before a woman's period
  • Cysts - fluid-filled lumps
  • Fibroadenomas - solid, round, rubbery lumps that move easily when pushed, occurring most in younger women
  • Intraductal papillomas - growths similar to warts near the nipple
  • Blocked milk ducts
  • Milk production when a woman is not breastfeeding

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Breast - premenstrual tenderness and swelling
  • Breast biopsy -- stereotactic
  • Breast biopsy -- ultrasound
  • Breast infection
  • Breast lump
  • Breast MRI scan
  • Breast pain
  • Breast self exam
  • Breast skin and nipple changes
  • Breast ultrasound
  • Fibroadenoma - breast
  • Fibrocystic breast disease
  • Gynecomastia
  • Intraductal papilloma
  • Nipple problems
  • Subareolar abscess
  • Supernumerary nipples

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