ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D21.1

Benign neoplm of connctv/soft tiss of upper limb, inc shldr

Diagnosis Code D21.1

ICD-10: D21.1
Short Description: Benign neoplm of connctv/soft tiss of upper limb, inc shldr
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of upper limb, including shoulder
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D21.1

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The code D21.1 is a "header" and not valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Other benign neoplasms of connective and other soft tissue (D21)

Table of Neoplasms

The code D21.1 is included 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.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»aponeurosis
  »palmar
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »antecubital fossa or space
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »arm
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »elbow
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »extremity
    »upper
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »finger
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »forearm
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »hand
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »limb NEC
    »upper
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »shoulder
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »thumb
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »wrist
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»fascia [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue]
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»fascia [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue]
  »palmar
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2

Information for Patients


Benign Tumors

Also called: Benign cancer, 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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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
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