D13.6 - Benign neoplasm of pancreas

Version 2023
ICD-10:D13.6
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of pancreas
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of pancreas
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)

D13.6 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of pancreas. 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 pancreas ; Neoplasm, neoplastic pancreas body ; Neoplasm, neoplastic pancreas duct (of Santorini) (of Wirsung) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic pancreas ectopic tissue ; Neoplasm, neoplastic pancreas head ; Neoplasm, neoplastic pancreas neck ; Neoplasm, neoplastic pancreas tail ; etc

Approximate Synonyms

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

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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to this diagnosis code:


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.

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
D13.6211.6 - Benign neoplasm pancreas

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
  »pancreas
C25.9C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »body
C25.1C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »duct (of Santorini) (of Wirsung)
C25.3C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »ectopic tissue
C25.7C78.89D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »head
C25.0C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »neck
C25.7C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »tail
C25.2C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »Santorini's duct
C25.3C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »Wirsung's duct
C25.3C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0

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.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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Pancreatic Diseases

The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces juices that help break down food and hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Problems with the pancreas can lead to many health problems. These include:

The pancreas also plays a role in diabetes. In type 1 diabetes, the beta cells of the pancreas no longer make insulin because the body's immune system has attacked them. In type 2 diabetes, the pancreas loses the ability to secrete enough insulin in response to meals.


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