2022 ICD-10-CM Code D17.22

Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of left arm

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:D17.22
Short Description:Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin, subcu of left arm
Long Description:Benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of left arm

Code Classification

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

D17.22 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign lipomatous neoplasm of skin and subcutaneous tissue of left arm. The code D17.22 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 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.

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert D17.22 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code D17.22 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Information for Patients


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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Code History

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