Valid for Submission
D37.04 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the minor salivary glands. The code D37.04 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 D37.04 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like neoplasm of minor salivary gland or neoplasm of uncertain behavior of minor salivary gland.
The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: salivary gland or duct (major) minor NEC .
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 D37.04:
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.
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of submucosal salivary glands of lip
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of submucosal salivary glands of cheek
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of submucosal salivary glands of hard palate
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of submucosal salivary glands of soft palate
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Neoplasm of minor salivary gland
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of minor salivary gland
Convert D37.04 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code D37.04 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 D37.04 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.
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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.
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