D10.6 - Benign neoplasm of nasopharynx

Version 2023
ICD-10:D10.6
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of nasopharynx
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of nasopharynx
Status: 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)

D10.6 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of nasopharynx. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference this diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic adenoid (pharynx) (tissue) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic auditory tube opening ; Neoplasm, neoplastic choana ; Neoplasm, neoplastic fornix ; Neoplasm, neoplastic fornix pharyngeal ; Neoplasm, neoplastic fossa (of) Rosenmuller ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal ; etc

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

Clinical Information

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to this diagnosis code:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
D10.6210.7 - Benign neo nasopharynx

Table of Neoplasms

This code is referenced in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »adenoid (pharynx) (tissue)
C11.1C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »auditory
    »tube
      »opening
C11.2C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »choana
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »fornix
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »fornix
    »pharyngeal
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »fossa (of)
    »Rosenmuller
C11.2C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal
C11.9C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal
    »floor
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal
    »roof
C11.0C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal
    »wall
C11.9C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal
    »wall
      »anterior
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal
    »wall
      »lateral
C11.2C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal
    »wall
      »posterior
C11.1C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal
    »wall
      »superior
C11.0C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nose, nasal
    »choana
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nose, nasal
    »septum
      »posterior margin
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »palate
    »soft
      »nasopharyngeal surface
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »palate
    »soft
      »posterior surface
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »palate
    »soft
      »superior surface
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pharynx, pharyngeal
    »bursa
C11.1C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pharynx, pharyngeal
    »fornix
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pharynx, pharyngeal
    »recess
C11.2C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pharynx, pharyngeal
    »tonsil
C11.1C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »postnasal space
C11.9C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »Rosenmuller's fossa
C11.2C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »septum
    »nasal
      »posterior margin
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »tonsil
    »pharyngeal
C11.1C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0

Patient Education


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