ICD-10-CM Code D37.09

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other specified sites of the oral cavity

Version 2020 Billable Code Neoplasm Uncertain Behavior

Valid for Submission

D37.09 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other specified sites of the oral cavity. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code D37.09 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like neoplasm of alveolar ridge mucosa, neoplasm of lower gum, neoplasm of retromolar area, neoplasm of uncertain behavior of alveolar ridge mucosa, neoplasm of uncertain behavior of anterior portion of floor of mouth, neoplasm of uncertain behavior of buccal mucosa, etc

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: alveolar ; alveolar mucosa ; alveolar mucosa lower ; alveolar mucosa upper ; alveolar ridge or process mucosa ; alveolar ridge or process mucosa lower ; alveolar ridge or process mucosa upper ; etc

ICD-10:D37.09
Short Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of sites of the oral cavity
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other specified sites of the oral cavity

Synonyms

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

  • Neoplasm of alveolar ridge mucosa
  • Neoplasm of lower gum
  • Neoplasm of retromolar area
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of alveolar ridge mucosa
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of anterior portion of floor of mouth
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of buccal mucosa
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cheek
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of floor of mouth
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of gingival mucosa
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of gums
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of hard palate
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lateral portion of floor of mouth
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lip, oral cavity and pharynx
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lower gum
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of mouth
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of nasopharynx
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of oral cavity
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of palate
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of retromolar area
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of soft palate
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of upper gum
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of uvula
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of vestibule of mouth
  • Neoplasm of upper gum
  • Neoplasm of uvula
  • Tumor of anterior floor of mouth
  • Tumor of lateral floor of mouth

Convert D37.09 to ICD-9

  • 235.1 - Unc behav neo oral/phar (Approximate Flag)

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

Table of Neoplasms

The code D37.09 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
»alveolar
C03.9C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»alveolar
  »mucosa
C03.9C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»alveolar
  »mucosa
    »lower
C03.1C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»alveolar
  »mucosa
    »upper
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»alveolar
  »ridge or process
    »mucosa
C03.9C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»alveolar
  »ridge or process
    »mucosa
      »lower
C03.1C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»alveolar
  »ridge or process
    »mucosa
      »upper
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»alveolar
  »sulcus
C06.1C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»alveolus
C03.9C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»alveolus
  »lower
C03.1C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»alveolus
  »upper
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»book-leaf (mouth)
C06.89C79.89D00.00D10.39D37.09D49.0
»buccal (cavity)
C06.9C79.89D00.00D10.39D37.09D49.0
»buccal (cavity)
  »commissure
C06.0C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»buccal (cavity)
  »groove (lower) (upper)
C06.1C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»buccal (cavity)
  »mucosa
C06.0C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»buccal (cavity)
  »sulcus (lower) (upper)
C06.1C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»cavity
C06.9C79.89D00.00D10.30D37.09D49.0
»cavity
  »buccal
C06.9C79.89D00.00D10.30D37.09D49.0
»cavity
  »oral
C06.9C79.89D00.00D10.30D37.09D49.0
»cheek
  »inner aspect
C06.0C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»cheek
  »internal
C06.0C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»cheek
  »mucosa
C06.0C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»gingiva (alveolar) (marginal)
C03.9C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»gingiva (alveolar) (marginal)
  »lower
C03.1C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»gingiva (alveolar) (marginal)
  »mandibular
C03.1C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»gingiva (alveolar) (marginal)
  »maxillary
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»gingiva (alveolar) (marginal)
  »upper
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»gum
C03.9C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»gum
  »lower
C03.1C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»gum
  »upper
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»interdental papillae
C03.9C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»interdental papillae
  »lower
C03.1C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»interdental papillae
  »upper
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»jaw
  »soft tissues
C03.9C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»jaw
  »soft tissues
    »lower
C03.1C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»jaw
  »soft tissues
    »upper
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»junction
  »hard and soft palate
C05.9C79.89D00.00D10.39D37.09D49.0
»labial [See Also: Neoplasm, lip]
  »sulcus (lower) (upper)
C06.1C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»mandible
  »alveolar
C03.1C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»mandible
  »alveolar
    »mucosa (carcinoma)
C03.1C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»maxilla, maxillary (superior)
  »alveolar
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»maxilla, maxillary (superior)
  »alveolar
    »mucosa
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»mouth
C06.9C79.89D00.00D10.30D37.09D49.0
»mouth
  »floor
C04.9C79.89D00.06D10.2D37.09D49.0
»mouth
  »floor
    »anterior portion
C04.0C79.89D00.06D10.2D37.09D49.0
»mouth
  »floor
    »lateral portion
C04.1C79.89D00.06D10.2D37.09D49.0
»mouth
  »roof
C05.9C79.89D00.00D10.39D37.09D49.0
»mouth
  »specified part NEC
C06.89C79.89D00.00D10.39D37.09D49.0
»mouth
  »vestibule
C06.1C79.89D00.00D10.39D37.09D49.0
»mucosa
C03.9C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»mucosa
  »alveolar (ridge or process)
C03.9C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»mucosa
  »alveolar (ridge or process)
    »lower
C03.1C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»mucosa
  »alveolar (ridge or process)
    »upper
C03.0C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»mucosa
  »buccal
C06.0C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»mucosa
  »cheek
C06.0C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»mucosa
  »oral
C06.0C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»oral (cavity)
C06.9C79.89D00.00D10.30D37.09D49.0
»oral (cavity)
  »ill-defined
C14.8C79.89D00.00D10.30D37.09D49.0
»oral (cavity)
  »mucosa
C06.0C79.89D00.02D10.39D37.09D49.0
»palate
C05.9C79.89D00.00D10.39D37.09D49.0
»palate
  »hard
C05.0C79.89D00.05D10.39D37.09D49.0
»palate
  »junction of hard and soft palate
C05.9C79.89D00.00D10.39D37.09D49.0
»palate
  »soft
C05.1C79.89D00.04D10.39D37.09D49.0
»palatoglossal arch
C09.1C79.89D00.00D10.5D37.09D49.0
»palatopharyngeal arch
C09.1C79.89D00.00D10.5D37.09D49.0
»periodontal tissue NEC
C03.9C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»retromolar (area) (triangle) (trigone)
C06.2C79.89D00.00D10.39D37.09D49.0
»sublingual
C04.9C79.89D00.06D10.2D37.09D49.0
»tooth socket NEC
C03.9C79.89D00.03D10.39D37.09D49.0
»uvula
C05.2C79.89D00.04D10.39D37.09D49.0
»vestibule
C06.1C79.89D00.00D10.39D37.09D49.0
»vestibule
  »mouth
C06.1C79.89D00.00D10.39D37.09D49.0

Information for Patients


Mouth Disorders

Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body. It has many different functions. It allows you to

  • Take in food and drink
  • Breathe in air
  • Start digestion, with your teeth chewing the food you eat and your salivary glands releasing saliva to help break down the food
  • Speak and sing
  • Show emotion, by smiling or pouting

Any problem that affects your mouth can make it hard to eat, drink, or even smile. Some common mouth problems include

  • Cold sores - painful sores on the lips and around the mouth, caused by a virus
  • Canker sores - painful sores in the mouth, caused by bacteria or viruses
  • Thrush - a yeast infection that causes white patches in your mouth
  • Leukoplakia - white patches of excess cell growth on the cheeks, gums or tongue, common in smokers
  • Dry mouth - a lack of enough saliva, caused by some medicines and certain diseases
  • Gum or tooth problems
  • Bad breath

Treatment for mouth disorders varies, depending on the problem. If a mouth problem is caused by some other disease, treating that disease can help. It is also important to keep your mouth clean and healthy by brushing, flossing, and not using tobacco.


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