2022 ICD-10-CM Code D37.02

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of tongue

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:D37.02
Short Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of tongue
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of tongue

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes (D37-D48)
      • Neoplasm of uncrt behavior of oral cavity and dgstv organs (D37)

D37.02 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of tongue. The code D37.02 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 D37.02 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like neoplasm of junctional zone of tongue, neoplasm of lingual tonsil, neoplasm of uncertain behavior of anterior two-thirds of tongue, neoplasm of uncertain behavior of base of tongue, neoplasm of uncertain behavior of border of tongue , neoplasm of uncertain behavior of dorsal surface of tongue, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: frenulum ; frenulum linguae ; lingual NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, tongue] ; tongue ; tongue anterior (two-thirds) NEC ; tongue anterior (two-thirds) NEC dorsal surface ; tongue anterior (two-thirds) NEC ventral surface ; etc

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert D37.02 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code D37.02 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 D37.02 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
»frenulum
C02.2C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»frenulum
  »linguae
C02.2C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»lingual NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, tongue]
C02.9C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
C02.9C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »anterior (two-thirds) NEC
C02.3C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »anterior (two-thirds) NEC
    »dorsal surface
C02.0C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »anterior (two-thirds) NEC
    »ventral surface
C02.2C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »base (dorsal surface)
C01C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »border (lateral)
C02.1C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »dorsal surface NEC
C02.0C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »fixed part NEC
C01C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »foreamen cecum
C02.0C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »frenulum linguae
C02.2C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »junctional zone
C02.8C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »margin (lateral)
C02.1C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »midline NEC
C02.0C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »mobile part NEC
C02.3C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »posterior (third)
C01C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »root
C01C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »surface (dorsal)
C02.0C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »surface (dorsal)
    »base
C01C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »surface (dorsal)
    »ventral
C02.2C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »tip
C02.1C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »tonsil
C02.4C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tonsil
  »lingual
C02.4C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0

Information for Patients


Tongue Disorders

Your tongue helps you taste, swallow, and chew. You also use it to speak. Your tongue is made up of many muscles. The upper surface contains your taste buds.

Problems with the tongue include

These problems can have many different causes. Treatment depends on the underlying problem.


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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)