D13.9 - Benign neoplasm of ill-defined sites within the digestive system

Version 2023
ICD-10:D13.9
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of ill-defined sites within the dgstv sys
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of ill-defined sites within the digestive system
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)

D13.9 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of ill-defined sites within the digestive system. 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 alimentary canal or tract NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic digestive organs, system, tube, or tract NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic gastrocolic ; Neoplasm, neoplastic gastrointestinal (tract) NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic intestine, intestinal ; Neoplasm, neoplastic intestine, intestinal tract NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic spleen, splenic NEC ; 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:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
D13.9211.9 - Ben neo GI tract NEC/NOS
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

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
  »alimentary canal or tract NEC
C26.9C78.80D01.9D13.9D37.9D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »digestive organs, system, tube, or tract NEC
C26.9C78.89D01.9D13.9D37.9D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »gastrocolic
C26.9C78.89D01.9D13.9D37.9D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »gastrointestinal (tract) NEC
C26.9C78.89D01.9D13.9D37.9D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »intestine, intestinal
C26.0C78.80D01.40D13.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »intestine, intestinal
    »tract NEC
C26.0C78.89D01.40D13.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »spleen, splenic NEC
C26.1C78.89D01.7D13.9D37.8D49.0

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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Digestive Diseases

When you eat, your body breaks food down to a form it can use to build and nourish cells and provide energy. This process is called digestion.

Your digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube. It runs from your mouth to your anus and includes your esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved. They produce juices to help digestion.

There are many types of digestive disorders. The symptoms vary widely depending on the problem. In general, you should see your doctor if you have:

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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