D31.61 - Benign neoplasm of unspecified site of right orbit

Version 2023
ICD-10:D31.61
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of unspecified site of right orbit
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of unspecified site of right orbit
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign neoplasm of eye and adnexa (D31)

D31.61 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of unspecified site of right orbit. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference the parent code D31.6 of the current diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic connective tissue NEC orbit ; Neoplasm, neoplastic extraocular muscle ; Neoplasm, neoplastic intraorbital ; Neoplasm, neoplastic muscle [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue] ; Neoplasm, neoplastic muscle [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue] extraocular ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC orbit ; Neoplasm, neoplastic orbit ; etc

Unspecified diagnosis codes like D31.61 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.

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
D31.61224.1 - Benign neoplasm orbit
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Table of Neoplasms

The parent code D31.6 of the current diagnosis code is referenced 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
  »connective tissue NEC
    »orbit
C69.6C79.49D09.2D31.6D48.1D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »extraocular muscle
C69.6C79.49D09.2D31.6D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »intraorbital
C69.6C79.49D09.2D31.6D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »muscle [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue]
C69.6C79.49D09.2D31.6D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »muscle [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue]
    »extraocular
C69.6C79.49D09.2D31.6D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »orbit
C69.6C79.49D31.6D48.7D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »orbit
C69.6C79.49D09.2D31.6D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »orbit
    »autonomic nerve
C69.6C79.49D31.6D48.7D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »orbit
    »eye
C69.6C79.49D09.2D31.6D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »orbit
    »peripheral nerves
C69.6C79.49D31.6D48.7D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »orbit
    »soft parts
C69.6C79.49D09.2D31.6D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »retrobulbar
C69.6C79.49D31.6D48.7D49.89

Patient Education


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