Valid for Submission
D35.6 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of aortic body and other paraganglia. The code D35.6 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 D35.6 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like benign neoplasm of aortic body, benign neoplasm of glomus jugulare, benign neoplasm of para-aortic body, benign neoplasm of paraganglion, neoplasm of aortic body , neoplasm of glomus jugulare, etc.
The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: aortic body ; glomus jugularis ; organ of Zuckerkandl ; para-aortic body ; paraganglion NEC ; Zuckerkandl organ ; etc
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 D35.6:
Inclusion TermsInclusion 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.
- Benign tumor of glomus jugulare
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Benign neoplasm of aortic body
- Benign neoplasm of glomus jugulare
- Benign neoplasm of para-aortic body
- Benign neoplasm of paraganglion
- Neoplasm of aortic body
- Neoplasm of glomus jugulare
- Neoplasm of para-aortic body
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Table of Neoplasms
The code D35.6 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.
|»organ of Zuckerkandl||C75.5||C79.89||D35.6||D44.7||D49.7|
Information for Patients
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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