ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 224.7

Ben neo lacrimal duct

Diagnosis Code 224.7

ICD-9: 224.7
Short Description: Ben neo lacrimal duct
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of lacrimal duct
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 224.7

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Benign neoplasms (210-229)
      • 224 Benign neoplasm of eye

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 224.7 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

      • lacrimal
        • canaliculi�������������������������������������� 190.7��� 198.4����� 234.0����� 224.7����� 238.8����� 239.89
        • duct (nasal)���������������������������������� 190.7��� 198.4����� 234.0����� 224.7����� 238.8����� 239.89
        • punctum��������������������������������������� 190.7��� 198.4����� 234.0����� 224.7����� 238.8����� 239.89
        • sac���������������������������������������������� 190.7��� 198.4����� 234.0����� 224.7����� 238.8����� 239.89
      • nasolacrimal duct�������������������������������� 190.7��� 198.4����� 234.0����� 224.7����� 238.8����� 239.89

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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Tear glands produce tears, and tear ducts carry the tears from the glands to the surface of your eye. Problems with the tear system can include too many tears, too few tears, or problems with the tear ducts. Treatment of the problem depends on the cause.

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