2021 ICD-10-CM Code D36.10

Benign neoplasm of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system, unspecified

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

D36.10 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system, unspecified. The code D36.10 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 D36.10 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like ancient schwannoma, benign neoplasm of autonomic nerve, benign neoplasm of peripheral nerve, benign tumor of spinal nerve and sheath, brachial plexus palsy due to birth trauma , cellular schwannoma, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic ganglia [See Also: Neoplasm, nerve, peripheral] ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) autonomic NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, nerve, peripheral] ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) ganglion NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, nerve, peripheral] ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) parasympathetic NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC extremity ; etc

Unspecified diagnosis codes like D36.10 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.

ICD-10:D36.10
Short Description:Benign neoplasm of prph nerves and autonm nervous sys, unsp
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system, unspecified

Code Classification

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 D36.10 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 D36.10 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code D36.10 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Table of Neoplasms

The code D36.10 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
  »ganglia [See Also: Neoplasm, nerve, peripheral]
C47.9C79.89D36.10D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
C47.9C79.89D36.10D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »autonomic NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, nerve, peripheral]
C47.9C79.89D36.10D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »ganglion NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, nerve, peripheral]
C47.9C79.89D36.10D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »parasympathetic NEC
C47.9C79.89D36.10D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
C47.9C79.89D36.10D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »extremity
C47.9C79.89D36.10D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »limb NEC
C47.9C79.89D36.10D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »spinal NEC
C47.9C79.89D36.10D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »sympathetic NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, nerve, peripheral]
C47.9C79.89D36.10D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »peripheral nerve NEC
C47.9C79.89D36.10D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »spine, spinal (column)
    »nerve (root)
C47.9C79.89D36.10D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »spine, spinal (column)
    »root
C47.9C79.89D36.10D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »sympathetic nerve or nervous system NEC
C47.9C79.89D36.10D48.2D49.2

Information for Patients


Autonomic Nervous System Disorders

Also called: Dysautonomia

Your autonomic nervous system is the part of your nervous system that controls involuntary actions, such as the beating of your heart and the widening or narrowing of your blood vessels. When something goes wrong in this system, it can cause serious problems, including

Autonomic nervous system disorders can occur alone or as the result of another disease, such as Parkinson's disease, alcoholism and diabetes. Problems can affect either part of the system, as in complex regional pain syndromes, or all of the system. Some types are temporary, but many worsen over time. When they affect your breathing or heart function, these disorders can be life-threatening.

Some autonomic nervous system disorders get better when an underlying disease is treated. Often, however, there is no cure. In that case, the goal of treatment is to improve symptoms.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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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)