ICD-10-CM Code D13.3

Benign neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of small intestine

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

D13.3 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of benign neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of small intestine. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:D13.3
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of other and unsp parts of small intestine
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of small intestine

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • D13.30 - Benign neoplasm of unspecified part of small intestine
  • D13.39 - Benign neoplasm of other parts of small intestine

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code D13.3:

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • benign carcinoid tumors of the small intestine D3A.01
  • benign neoplasm of ileocecal valve D12.0

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign neoplasm of and ill-defined parts of digestive system (D13)

Code History

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

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

  • Biopsy - polyps (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cherry angioma (Medical Encyclopedia)

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Small Intestine Disorders

Your small intestine is the longest part of your digestive system - about twenty feet long! It connects your stomach to your large intestine (or colon) and folds many times to fit inside your abdomen. Your small intestine does most of the digesting of the foods you eat. It has three areas called the duodenum, the ileum, and the jejunum.

Problems with the small intestine can include:

  • Bleeding
  • Celiac disease
  • Crohn's disease
  • Infections
  • Intestinal cancer
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ulcers, such as peptic ulcer

Treatment of disorders of the small intestine depends on the cause.

  • Duodenal atresia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • EGD - esophagogastroduodenoscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • EGD discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Enteritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Enteroscopy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Meckel's diverticulectomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Small bowel bacterial overgrowth (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Small bowel resection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Upper GI and small bowel series (Medical Encyclopedia)

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