2022 ICD-10-CM Code D21.6

Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of trunk, unspecified

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:D21.6
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of connctv/soft tiss of trunk, unsp
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of trunk, unspecified

Code Classification

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

D21.6 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of trunk, unspecified. The code D21.6 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 D21.6 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like benign neoplasm of blood vessel of trunk, benign neoplasm of muscle of trunk, benign neoplasm of soft tissues of trunk, benign neoplasm soft tissues of lumbar spine, benign tumor of soft tissue of back , cutaneous leiomyoma, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: connective tissue NEC back or connective tissue NEC flank or connective tissue NEC pelvo-abdominal or connective tissue NEC trunk .

Unspecified diagnosis codes like D21.6 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.

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 D21.6:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.

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 D21.6 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
»connective tissue NEC
  »back
C49.6C79.89D21.6D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »flank
C49.6C79.89D21.6D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »pelvo-abdominal
C49.8C79.89D21.6D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »trunk
C49.6C79.89D21.6D48.1D49.2

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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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)