ICD-10-CM Code D37.03

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the major salivary glands

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code

Not Valid for Submission

D37.03 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the major salivary glands. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

ICD-10:D37.03
Short Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the major salivary glands
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the major salivary glands

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • D37.030 - Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the parotid salivary glands
  • D37.031 - Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the sublingual salivary glands
  • D37.032 - Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the submandibular salivary glands
  • D37.039 - ... unspecified

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)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Information for Patients


Salivary Gland Disorders

Your salivary glands are in your mouth. You have three pairs of major salivary glands and hundreds of small (minor) glands. They make saliva (spit) and empty it into your mouth through openings called ducts. Saliva makes your food moist, which helps you chew and swallow. It helps you digest your food. It also cleans your mouth and contains antibodies that can kill germs.

Problems with salivary glands can cause them to become irritated and swollen. You may have symptoms such as

  • A bad taste in your mouth
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • Dry mouth
  • Pain in your face or mouth
  • Swelling of your face or neck

Causes of salivary gland problems include infections, obstruction, or cancer. Problems can also be due to other disorders, such as mumps or Sjogren's syndrome.

  • Drooling (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Salivary duct stones (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Salivary gland infections (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Salivary gland tumors (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Sialogram (Medical Encyclopedia)

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