ICD-10-CM Code D17.22

Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of left arm

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

D17.22 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of left arm. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code D17.22 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and/or subcutaneous tissue of left upper limb, benign neoplasm of soft tissues of left upper extremity, bilateral lipoma of upper limbs, lipoma of left upper limb, lipoma of right upper limb, lipoma of upper limb, etc

Short Description:Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin, subcu of left arm
Long Description:Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of left arm


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

  • Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and/or subcutaneous tissue of left upper limb
  • Benign neoplasm of soft tissues of left upper extremity
  • Bilateral lipoma of upper limbs
  • Lipoma of left upper limb
  • Lipoma of right upper limb
  • Lipoma of upper limb

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code D17.22 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.


Convert D17.22 to ICD-9

  • 214.1 - Lipoma skin NEC (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign lipomatous neoplasm (D17)

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

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