ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 221.8

Ben neo fem genital NEC

Diagnosis Code 221.8

ICD-9: 221.8
Short Description: Ben neo fem genital NEC
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of other specified sites of female genital organs
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 221.8

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (140–239)
    • Benign neoplasms (210-229)
      • 221 Benign neoplasm of other female genital organs

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • D28.7 - Benign neoplasm of other specified female genital organs

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 221.8 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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