ICD-10-CM Code D21.2

Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of lower limb, including hip

Version 2020 Non-Billable Code Neoplasm Benign

Not Valid for Submission

D21.2 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of lower limb, including hip. The code is NOT valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: aponeurosis plantar ; connective tissue NEC ankle ; connective tissue NEC calf ; connective tissue NEC extremity lower ; connective tissue NEC foot ; connective tissue NEC heel ; connective tissue NEC hip ; etc

ICD-10:D21.2
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of connctv/soft tiss of lower limb, inc hip
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of lower limb, including hip

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • D21.20 - Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of unspecified lower limb, including hip
  • D21.21 - Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of right lower limb, including hip
  • D21.22 - Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of left lower limb, including hip

Code Classification

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

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

Table of Neoplasms

The code D21.2 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.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»aponeurosis
  »plantar
C49.2C79.89D21.2D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »ankle
C49.2C79.89D21.2D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »calf
C49.2C79.89D21.2D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »extremity
    »lower
C49.2C79.89D21.2D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »foot
C49.2C79.89D21.2D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »heel
C49.2C79.89D21.2D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »hip
C49.2C79.89D21.2D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »knee
C49.2C79.89D21.2D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »leg
C49.2C79.89D21.2D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »limb NEC
    »lower
C49.2C79.89D21.2D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »popliteal fossa or space
C49.2C79.89D21.2D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »thigh
C49.2C79.89D21.2D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »toe
C49.2C79.89D21.2D48.1D49.2
»fascia [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue]
  »plantar
C49.2C79.89D21.2D48.1D49.2

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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