2021 ICD-10-CM Code D31.5

Benign neoplasm of lacrimal gland and duct

Version 2021

Not Valid for Submission

D31.5 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of benign neoplasm of lacrimal gland and duct. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic lacrimal ; Neoplasm, neoplastic lacrimal canaliculi ; Neoplasm, neoplastic lacrimal duct (nasal) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic lacrimal gland ; Neoplasm, neoplastic lacrimal punctum ; Neoplasm, neoplastic lacrimal sac ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nasolacrimal duct ; etc

ICD-10:D31.5
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of lacrimal gland and duct
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of lacrimal gland and duct

Code Classification

Specific Coding for Benign neoplasm of lacrimal gland and duct

Non-specific codes like D31.5 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for benign neoplasm of lacrimal gland and duct:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D31.50 for Benign neoplasm of unspecified lacrimal gland and duct
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D31.51 for Benign neoplasm of right lacrimal gland and duct
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use D31.52 for Benign neoplasm of left lacrimal gland and duct

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 D31.5:


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.

Index to Diseases and Injuries

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 the code D31.5 are found in the index:

Table of Neoplasms

The code D31.5 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
  »lacrimal
C69.5C79.49D09.2D31.5D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lacrimal
    »canaliculi
C69.5C79.49D09.2D31.5D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lacrimal
    »duct (nasal)
C69.5C79.49D09.2D31.5D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lacrimal
    »gland
C69.5C79.49D09.2D31.5D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lacrimal
    »punctum
C69.5C79.49D09.2D31.5D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lacrimal
    »sac
C69.5C79.49D09.2D31.5D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nasolacrimal duct
C69.5C79.49D09.2D31.5D48.7D49.89

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)