D17.9 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign lipomatous neoplasm, unspecified. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
Unspecified diagnosis codes like D17.9 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Benign lipomatous tumor
- CLOVE syndrome
- Familial angiolipomatosis
- Intracortical lipoma
- Lipoma co-occurrent with spina bifida
- Lipoma of skin
- Lipomatous tumor
- Multiple lipomata
- Pedunculated lipoma
- Pleomorphic lipoma
- Spindle cell lipoma
- Subcutaneous lipoma
- Tumor of adipose tissue
- Tumor of adipose tissue
- Lipoblastoma-. benign tumors of fatty tissues found in infancy and childhood. it is associated chromosomal aberrations that result in activation of an oncogene on chromosome band 8q12.
- Angiolipoma-. a benign neoplasm composed of a mixture of adipose tissue and blood vessels. (dorland, 27th ed)
- Adiposis Dolorosa-. a rare disease characterized by multiple tumor-like fatty deposits that press on nerves in various sites causing pain and weakness. often these lipoma-like structures are located on the trunk and limbs but not on the face and hands.
- Familial Multiple Lipomatosis-. a rare autosomal disorder characterized by numerous encapsulated lipomas on the trunk and extremities. the lipomas are usually not painful but can cause pain when growing. in rare cases, one lipoma can become painful and progress to multiple painful lipomas; it is then referred to as dercum's disease type iii
- Lipoma-. a benign tumor composed of fat cells (adipocytes). it can be surrounded by a thin layer of connective tissue (encapsulated), or diffuse without the capsule.
- Lipomatosis-. a disorder characterized by the accumulation of encapsulated or unencapsulated tumor-like fatty tissue resembling lipoma.
- Lipomatosis, Multiple Symmetrical-. a condition characterized by the growth of unencapsulated masses of adipose tissue symmetrically deposited around the neck, shoulders, or other sites around the body.
- Liposarcoma-. a malignant tumor derived from primitive or embryonal lipoblastic cells. it may be composed of well-differentiated fat cells or may be dedifferentiated: myxoid (liposarcoma, myxoid), round-celled, or pleomorphic, usually in association with a rich network of capillaries. recurrences are common and dedifferentiated liposarcomas metastasize to the lungs or serosal surfaces. (from dorland, 27th ed; stedman, 25th ed)
- Adipocytes-. cells in the body that store fats, usually in the form of triglycerides. white adipocytes are the predominant type and found mostly in the abdominal cavity and subcutaneous tissue. brown adipocytes are thermogenic cells that can be found in newborns of some species and hibernating mammals.
- Adipose Tissue-. specialized connective tissue composed of fat cells (adipocytes). it is the site of stored fats, usually in the form of triglycerides. in mammals, there are two types of adipose tissue, the white fat and the brown fat. their relative distributions vary in different species with most adipose tissue being white.
Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
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- Lipoma NOS
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:
- - Fibromyxolipoma - D17.9
- - Lipoma - D17.9
- - Myxolipoma - D17.9
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|D17.9||214.9 - Lipoma NOS|
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.
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- FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
- FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
- 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)