ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D37.5

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of rectum

Diagnosis Code D37.5

ICD-10: D37.5
Short Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of rectum
Long Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of rectum
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D37.5

Valid for Submission
The code D37.5 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

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)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code D37.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 374 - DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH MCC
  • 375 - DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH CC
  • 376 - DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Carcinoid tumor of rectum
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of colon
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of rectosigmoid junction
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of rectum
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of sigmoid colon

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D37.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Table of Neoplasms

The code D37.5 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.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»colon [See Also: Neoplasm, intestine, large]
  »with rectum
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0
»intestine, intestinal
  »large
    »colon
      »and rectum
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0
»junction
  »pelvirectal
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0
»junction
  »rectosigmoid
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0
»pelvirectal junction
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0
»rectosigmoid (junction)
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0
»rectum (ampulla)
C20C78.5D01.2D12.8D37.5D49.0
»rectum (ampulla)
  »and colon
C19C78.5D01.1D12.7D37.5D49.0

Information for Patients


Rectal Disorders

The rectum is the lower part of your large intestine where your body stores stool. Problems with rectum are common. They include hemorrhoids, abscesses, incontinence and cancer.

Many people are embarrassed to talk about rectal troubles. But seeing your doctor about problems in this area is important. This is especially true if you have pain or bleeding. Treatments vary depending on the particular problem.

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

  • Anorectal abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Digital rectal exam (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Proctitis (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rectal biopsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rectal prolapse (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Rectal prolapse repair (Medical Encyclopedia)


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