2021 ICD-10-CM Code D21.5

Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of pelvis

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

D21.5 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of pelvis. The code D21.5 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code D21.5 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like benign neoplasm of blood vessel of buttock, benign neoplasm of blood vessel of inguinal region, benign neoplasm of blood vessel of lower limb, benign neoplasm of blood vessel of pelvis, benign neoplasm of blood vessel of perineum , benign neoplasm of blood vessel of trunk, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic coccygeal ; Neoplasm, neoplastic coccygeal body or glomus ; Neoplasm, neoplastic connective tissue NEC buttock ; Neoplasm, neoplastic connective tissue NEC extrarectal ; Neoplasm, neoplastic connective tissue NEC gluteal region ; Neoplasm, neoplastic connective tissue NEC groin ; Neoplasm, neoplastic connective tissue NEC iliopsoas muscle ; etc

ICD-10:D21.5
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of connective and oth soft tissue of pelvis
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of pelvis

Code Classification

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code D21.5:


Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Approximate Synonyms

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

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Table of Neoplasms

The code D21.5 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
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »coccygeal
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »coccygeal
    »body or glomus
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »buttock
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »extrarectal
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »gluteal region
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »groin
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »iliopsoas muscle
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »inguinal (canal) (region)
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »ischiorectal fossa
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »nates
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »pararectal
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »para-urethral
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »paravaginal
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »pelvis (floor)
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »perineum
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »perirectal (tissue)
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »periurethral (tissue)
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »presacral
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »rectovaginal septum or wall
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »rectovesical
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »sacrococcygeal region
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »connective tissue NEC
    »vesicorectal
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »glomus
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »glomus
    »coccygeal
C49.5C79.89D21.5D48.1D49.2

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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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)