ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D10.6

Benign neoplasm of nasopharynx

Diagnosis Code D10.6

ICD-10: D10.6
Short Description: Benign neoplasm of nasopharynx
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of nasopharynx
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D10.6

Valid for Submission
The code D10.6 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert to ICD-9
  • 210.7 - Benign neo nasopharynx

Synonyms
  • Angiofibroma
  • Angiofibroma of nasopharynx
  • Benign neoplasm of adenoid
  • Benign neoplasm of anterior wall of nasopharynx
  • Benign neoplasm of lateral wall of nasopharynx
  • Benign neoplasm of nasal cavity
  • 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 nasal cavities and nasopharynx
  • Benign tumor of nasopharynx
  • Juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
  • Neoplasm of adenoid
  • Neoplasm of anterior wall of nasopharynx
  • 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

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D10.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

  • Inclusion Terms:
    • Benign neoplasm of pharyngeal tonsil
    • Benign neoplasm of posterior margin of septum and choanae

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.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

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

Information for Patients


Benign Tumors

Also called: Benign cancer, Benign neoplasms, Noncancerous 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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Throat Disorders

Also called: Pharyngeal disorders

Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The technical name for your throat is the pharynx.

Throat problems are common. You've probably had a sore throat. The cause is usually a viral infection, but other causes include allergies, infection with strep bacteria or the leaking of stomach acids back up into the esophagus, called GERD.

Other problems that affect the throat include

  • Tonsillitis - inflammation of the tonsils
  • Cancer
  • Croup - inflammation, usually in small children, which causes a barking cough
  • Laryngitis - swelling of the voice box, which can cause a hoarse voice or loss of voice

Most throat problems are minor and go away on their own. Treatments, when needed, depend on the problem.

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  • Epiglottitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
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  • Laryngitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
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ICD-10 Footnotes

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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
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Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

  • And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
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  • Code first - Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
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