D10.3 - Benign neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of mouth

Version 2023
ICD-10:D10.3
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of mouth
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of mouth
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx (D10)

D10.3 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of benign neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of mouth. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

Unspecified diagnosis codes like D10.3 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Specific Coding for Benign neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of mouth

Non-specific codes like D10.3 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for benign neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of mouth:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D10.30 for Benign neoplasm of unspecified part of mouth
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D10.39 for Benign neoplasm of other parts of mouth

Patient Education


Benign Tumors

Tumors are abnormal growths in your body. They 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.

Tumors 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. These extra cells can divide without stopping and may form tumor.

Treatment often involves surgery. Benign tumors usually don't grow back.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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Mouth Disorders

Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body. It has many different functions. It allows you to:

Any problem that affects your mouth can make it hard to eat, drink, or even smile. Some common mouth problems include:

Treatment for mouth disorders varies, depending on the problem. If a mouth problem is caused by some other disease, treating that disease can help. It is also important to keep your mouth clean and healthy by brushing, flossing, and not using tobacco.


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