ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 229.8

Benign neoplasm NEC

Diagnosis Code 229.8

ICD-9: 229.8
Short Description: Benign neoplasm NEC
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of other specified sites
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 229.8

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (140–239)
    • Benign neoplasms (210-229)
      • 229 Benign neoplasm of other and unspecified sites

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Benign neoplasm of abdomen
  • Benign neoplasm of axilla
  • Benign neoplasm of back
  • Benign neoplasm of cheek
  • Benign neoplasm of chest wall
  • Benign neoplasm of face
  • Benign neoplasm of flank
  • Benign neoplasm of foot
  • Benign neoplasm of forearm
  • Benign neoplasm of hand
  • Benign neoplasm of head
  • Benign neoplasm of inguinal region
  • Benign neoplasm of intra-abdominal organs
  • Benign neoplasm of intrathoracic organs
  • Benign neoplasm of jaw
  • Benign neoplasm of lower limb
  • Benign neoplasm of neck
  • Benign neoplasm of nose
  • Benign neoplasm of pelvis
  • Benign neoplasm of presacral region
  • Benign neoplasm of rectovaginal septum
  • Benign neoplasm of rectovesical septum
  • Benign neoplasm of sacrococcygeal region
  • Benign neoplasm of shoulder
  • Benign neoplasm of supraclavicular region
  • Benign neoplasm of thigh
  • Benign neoplasm of thorax
  • Benign neoplasm of trunk
  • Benign neoplasm of upper arm
  • Benign neoplasm of upper limb
  • Benign tumor of ear, nose and throat
  • Benign tumor of head and neck
  • Benign tumor of respiratory and intrathoracic organ
  • Cystic dermoid choristoma of vertex

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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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