ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 223.81

Benign neoplasm urethra

Diagnosis Code 223.81

ICD-9: 223.81
Short Description: Benign neoplasm urethra
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of urethra
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 223.81

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Benign neoplasms (210-229)
      • 223 Benign neoplasm of kidney and other urinary organs

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • D30.4 - Benign neoplasm of urethra

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 223.81 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

      • bulbourethral gland����������������������������� 189.3��� 198.1����� 233.9����� 223.81��� 236.99��� 239.5
      • Cowper's gland����������������������������������� 189.3��� 198.1����� 233.9����� 223.81��� 236.99��� 239.5
      • prostate (gland)���������������������������������� 185������ 198.82��� 233.4����� 222.2����� 236.5����� 239.5
        • utricle������������������������������������������� 189.3��� 198.1����� 233.9����� 223.81��� 236.99��� 239.5
      • urethra, urethral (gland)������������������������ 189.3��� 198.1����� 233.9����� 223.81��� 236.99��� 239.5
        • orifice, internal������������������������������ 188.5��� 198.1����� 233.7����� 223.3����� 236.7����� 239.4
      • utricle, prostatic���������������������������������� 189.3��� 198.1����� 233.9����� 223.81��� 236.99��� 239.5

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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Urethral Disorders

The urethra is the tube that allows urine to pass out of the body. In men, it's a long tube that runs through the penis. It also carries semen in men. In women, it's short and is just above the vagina. Urethral problems may happen due to aging, illness, or injury. They include

  • Urethral stricture - a narrowing of the opening of the urethra
  • Urethritis - inflammation of the urethra, sometimes caused by infection

Urethral problems may cause pain or difficulty passing urine. You may also have bleeding or discharge from the urethra.

Doctors diagnose urethral problems using different tests. These include urine tests, x-rays and an examination of the urethra with a scope called a cystoscope. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. It may include medicines and, in severe cases, surgery.

  • Chlamydial urethritis - male
  • Epispadias
  • Indwelling catheter care
  • Meatal stenosis
  • Self catheterization - female
  • Self catheterization - male
  • Traumatic injury of the bladder and urethra
  • Urethral discharge culture
  • Urethral stricture
  • Urethritis
  • Urinary catheters
  • Urinary Retention - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)

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