2022 ICD-10-CM Code D36.12

Benign neoplasm of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system, upper limb, including shoulder

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:D36.12
Short Description:Ben neoplm of prph nrv & autonm nrv sys, upr lmb, inc shldr
Long Description:Benign neoplasm of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system, upper limb, including shoulder

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Benign neoplasms, except benign neuroendocrine tumors (D10-D36)
      • Benign neoplasm of other and unspecified sites (D36)

D36.12 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of benign neoplasm of peripheral nerves and autonomic nervous system, upper limb, including shoulder. The code D36.12 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 D36.12 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like benign neoplasm of brachial plexus, benign neoplasm of peripheral nerves of shoulder, benign neoplasm of peripheral nerves of upper limb, neoplasm of peripheral nerves of shoulder, neoplasm of peripheral nerves of upper limb , neurofibroma of upper limb, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: brachial plexus ; nerve (ganglion) brachial ; nerve (ganglion) median ; nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC antecubital fossa or space ; nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC arm ; nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC axilla ; nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC elbow ; etc

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert D36.12 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code D36.12 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 D36.12 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
»brachial plexus
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »brachial
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »median
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »antecubital fossa or space
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »arm
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »axilla
C47.3C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »elbow
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »extremity
      »upper
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »finger
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »forearm
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »hand
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »limb NEC
      »upper
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »shoulder
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »thumb
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »peripheral NEC
    »wrist
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »radial
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»nerve (ganglion)
  »ulnar
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»plexus
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»plexus
  »brachial
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2

Information for Patients


Autonomic Nervous System Disorders

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

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

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)