2022 ICD-10-CM Code D12.7

Benign neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:D12.7
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign neoplasm of colon, rectum, anus and anal canal (D12)

D12.7 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction. The code D12.7 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code D12.7 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like benign neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction or benign neoplasm of sigmoid colon.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: colon [See Also: Neoplasm, intestine, large] with rectum ; intestine, intestinal large colon and rectum ; junction pelvirectal ; junction rectosigmoid ; pelvirectal junction ; rectosigmoid (junction) ; rectum (ampulla) and colon ; etc

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert D12.7 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code D12.7 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Table of Neoplasms

The code D12.7 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.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»colon [See Also: Neoplasm, intestine, large]
  »with rectum
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »colon
      »and rectum
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0
»junction
  »pelvirectal
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0
»junction
  »rectosigmoid
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0
»pelvirectal junction
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0
»rectosigmoid (junction)
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0
»rectum (ampulla)
  »and colon
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0

Information for Patients


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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Colonic Diseases

Your colon, also known as the large intestine, is part of your digestive system. It's a long, hollow tube at the end of your digestive tract where your body makes and stores stool. Many disorders affect the colon's ability to work properly. Some of these include

Treatment for colonic diseases varies greatly depending on the disease and its severity. Treatment may involve diet, medicines and in some cases, surgery.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)