ICD-10-CM Code D10.6

Benign neoplasm of nasopharynx

Version 2020 Billable Code Neoplasm Benign

Valid for Submission

D10.6 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of nasopharynx. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code D10.6 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like angiofibroma, angiofibroma of nasopharynx, benign neoplasm of adenoid, benign neoplasm of anterior wall of nasopharynx, benign neoplasm of blood vessel of head, benign neoplasm of lateral wall of nasopharynx, etc

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

ICD-10:D10.6
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of nasopharynx
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of nasopharynx

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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code D10.6:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Benign neoplasm of pharyngeal tonsil
  • Benign neoplasm of posterior margin of septum and choanae

Index to Diseases and Injuries

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 the code D10.6 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Angiofibroma
  • Angiofibroma of nasopharynx
  • Benign neoplasm of adenoid
  • Benign neoplasm of anterior wall of nasopharynx
  • Benign neoplasm of blood vessel of head
  • Benign neoplasm of lateral wall of nasopharynx
  • Benign neoplasm of nasal cavity
  • Benign neoplasm of nasal cavity and nasopharynx
  • Benign neoplasm of nasopharyngeal floor
  • Benign neoplasm of nasopharyngeal wall
  • Benign neoplasm of pharyngeal recess
  • Benign neoplasm of posterior wall of nasopharynx
  • Benign neoplasm of superior wall of nasopharynx
  • Benign neoplasm of Waldeyer's ring
  • Benign tumor of nasopharynx
  • Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
  • Neoplasm of adenoid
  • Neoplasm of anterior wall of nasopharynx
  • Neoplasm of blood vessel of head
  • Neoplasm of lateral wall of nasopharynx
  • Neoplasm of superior wall of nasopharynx
  • Tumor of nasal cavity and nasopharynx
  • Tumor of nasopharyngeal floor
  • Tumor of pharyngeal recess

Convert D10.6 to ICD-9

  • 210.7 - Benign neo nasopharynx

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign neoplasm of mouth and pharynx (D10)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Table of Neoplasms

The code D10.6 is included 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
»adenoid (pharynx) (tissue)
C11.1C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»auditory
  »tube
    »opening
C11.2C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»choana
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»fornix
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»fornix
  »pharyngeal
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»fossa (of)
  »Rosenmuller
C11.2C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal
C11.9C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal
  »floor
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal
  »roof
C11.0C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal
  »wall
C11.9C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal
  »wall
    »anterior
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal
  »wall
    »lateral
C11.2C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal
  »wall
    »posterior
C11.1C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»nasopharynx, nasopharyngeal
  »wall
    »superior
C11.0C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»nose, nasal
  »choana
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»nose, nasal
  »septum
    »posterior margin
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»palate
  »soft
    »nasopharyngeal surface
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»palate
  »soft
    »posterior surface
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»palate
  »soft
    »superior surface
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»pharynx, pharyngeal
  »bursa
C11.1C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»pharynx, pharyngeal
  »fornix
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»pharynx, pharyngeal
  »recess
C11.2C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»pharynx, pharyngeal
  »tonsil
C11.1C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»postnasal space
C11.9C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»Rosenmuller's fossa
C11.2C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»septum
  »nasal
    »posterior margin
C11.3C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0
»tonsil
  »pharyngeal
C11.1C79.89D00.08D10.6D37.05D49.0

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