2021 ICD-10-CM Code D13.0

Benign neoplasm of esophagus

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

D13.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of esophagus. The code D13.0 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code D13.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like benign esophageal polyp, benign neoplasm of abdominal esophagus, benign neoplasm of cervical esophagus, benign neoplasm of esophagus, benign neoplasm of esophagus, stomach and/or duodenum , benign neoplasm of lower third of esophagus, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic esophagus ; Neoplasm, neoplastic esophagus abdominal ; Neoplasm, neoplastic esophagus cervical ; Neoplasm, neoplastic esophagus distal (third) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic esophagus lower (third) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic esophagus middle (third) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic esophagus proximal (third) ; etc

ICD-10:D13.0
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of esophagus
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of esophagus

Code Classification

Approximate Synonyms

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

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Table of Neoplasms

The code D13.0 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
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »esophagus
C15.9C78.89D00.1D13.0D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »esophagus
    »abdominal
C15.5C78.89D00.1D13.0D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »esophagus
    »cervical
C15.3C78.89D00.1D13.0D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »esophagus
    »distal (third)
C15.5C78.89D00.1D13.0D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »esophagus
    »lower (third)
C15.5C78.89D00.1D13.0D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »esophagus
    »middle (third)
C15.4C78.89D00.1D13.0D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »esophagus
    »proximal (third)
C15.3C78.89D00.1D13.0D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »esophagus
    »thoracic
C15.4C78.89D00.1D13.0D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »esophagus
    »upper (third)
C15.3C78.89D00.1D13.0D37.8D49.0

Information for Patients


Benign Tumors

Also called: 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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Esophagus Disorders

The esophagus is the muscular tube that carries food and liquids from your mouth to the stomach. You may not be aware of your esophagus until you swallow something too large, too hot, or too cold. You may also notice it when something is wrong. You may feel pain or have trouble swallowing.

The most common problem with the esophagus is GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). With GERD, a muscle at the end of your esophagus does not close properly. This allows stomach contents to leak back, or reflux, into the esophagus and irritate it. Over time, GERD can cause damage to the esophagus.

Other problems include heartburn, cancer, and eosinophilic esophagitis. Doctors may use various tests to make a diagnosis. These include imaging tests, an upper endoscopy, and a biopsy.

Treatment depends on the problem. Some problems get better with over-the-counter medicines or changes in diet. Others may need prescription medicines or 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)