ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D10.7

Benign neoplasm of hypopharynx

Diagnosis Code D10.7

ICD-10: D10.7
Short Description: Benign neoplasm of hypopharynx
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of hypopharynx
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D10.7

Valid for Submission
The code D10.7 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)

Version 2019 Billable Code Neoplasm Benign

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert to ICD-9
  • 210.8 - Benign neo hypopharynx

  • Benign neoplasm of aryepiglottic fold
  • Benign neoplasm of arytenoid fold
  • Benign neoplasm of hypopharyngeal aspect of interarytenoid fold
  • Benign neoplasm of hypopharynx
  • Benign neoplasm of postcricoid region
  • Benign neoplasm of posterior hypopharyngeal wall
  • Benign neoplasm of pyriform sinus
  • Benign tumor aryepiglottic fold - hypopharyngeal aspect
  • Neoplasm of hypopharyngeal aspect of interarytenoid fold
  • Neoplasm of postcricoid region
  • Neoplasm of posterior hypopharyngeal wall
  • Neoplasm of pyriform sinus
  • Tumor of aryepiglottic fold - hypopharyngeal aspect

Table of Neoplasms

The code D10.7 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
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
»aryepiglottic fold
»aryepiglottic fold
  »hypopharyngeal aspect
»aryepiglottic fold
  »marginal zone
»fossa (of)
»fossa (of)
»hypopharynx, hypopharyngeal NEC
»hypopharynx, hypopharyngeal NEC
  »postcricoid region
»hypopharynx, hypopharyngeal NEC
  »posterior wall
»hypopharynx, hypopharyngeal NEC
  »pyriform fossa (sinus)
»interarytenoid fold
»interarytenoid fold
  »hypopharyngeal aspect
»interarytenoid fold
  »marginal zone
»larynx, laryngeal NEC
  »extrinsic NEC
    »meaning hypopharynx
»piriform fossa or sinus
»postcricoid (region)
»pyriform fossa or sinus
»sinus (accessory)

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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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • 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.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Present on Admission
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