D13.0 - Benign neoplasm of esophagus

Version 2023
ICD-10:D13.0
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of esophagus
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of esophagus
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign neoplasm of and ill-defined parts of digestive system (D13)

D13.0 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of esophagus. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference this diagnosis 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

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
D13.0211.0 - Benign neo esophagus

Table of Neoplasms

This code is referenced 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

Patient Education


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.

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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.

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