2021 ICD-10-CM Code D33.3

Benign neoplasm of cranial nerves

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

D33.3 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of cranial nerves. The code D33.3 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 D33.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like acoustic neuroma, acoustic neuroma of bilateral vestibular nerves, acoustic neuroma of left vestibular nerve, acoustic neuroma of right vestibular nerve, benign neoplasm of abducens nerve , benign neoplasm of accessory nerve, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic acoustic nerve ; Neoplasm, neoplastic auditory nerve ; Neoplasm, neoplastic chiasma opticum ; Neoplasm, neoplastic cranial (fossa, any) nerve ; Neoplasm, neoplastic cranial (fossa, any) nerve specified NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic ganglia [See Also: Neoplasm, nerve, peripheral] cranial nerve ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) abducens ; etc

ICD-10:D33.3
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of cranial nerves
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of cranial nerves

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 D33.3:


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 D33.3 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert D33.3 to ICD-9 Code

Table of Neoplasms

The code D33.3 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
  »acoustic nerve
C72.4C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »auditory
    »nerve
C72.4C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »chiasma opticum
C72.3C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cranial (fossa, any)
    »nerve
C72.50C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cranial (fossa, any)
    »nerve
      »specified NEC
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »ganglia [See Also: Neoplasm, nerve, peripheral]
    »cranial nerve
C72.50C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »abducens
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »accessory (spinal)
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »acoustic
C72.4C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »auditory
C72.4C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »cranial
C72.50C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »cranial
      »specified NEC
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »facial
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »glossopharyngeal
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »hypoglossal
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »oculomotor
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »olfactory
C47.2C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »optic
C72.3C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »spinal NEC
      »accessory
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »trigeminal
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »trochlear
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »vagus
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »olfactory nerve or bulb
C72.2C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »optic nerve, chiasm, or tract
C72.3C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7

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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Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Also called: Neuritis, Peripheral neuritis, Peripheral neuropathy

Your peripheral nerves are the ones outside your brain and spinal cord. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral nerve disorders distort or interrupt the messages between the brain and the rest of the body.

There are more than 100 kinds of peripheral nerve disorders. They can affect one nerve or many nerves. Some are the result of other diseases, like diabetic nerve problems. Others, like Guillain-Barre syndrome, happen after a virus infection. Still others are from nerve compression, like carpal tunnel syndrome or thoracic outlet syndrome. In some cases, like complex regional pain syndrome and brachial plexus injuries, the problem begins after an injury. Some people are born with peripheral nerve disorders.

Symptoms often start gradually, and then get worse. They include

Treatment aims to treat any underlying problem, reduce pain and control symptoms.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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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)