D37.8 - Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other specified digestive organs

Version 2023
ICD-10:D37.8
Short Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of oth digestive organs
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other specified digestive organs
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
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)

D37.8 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other specified digestive organs. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference this diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic anorectum, anorectal (junction) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic anus, anal ; Neoplasm, neoplastic anus, anal canal ; Neoplasm, neoplastic anus, anal cloacogenic zone ; Neoplasm, neoplastic anus, anal sphincter ; Neoplasm, neoplastic canal ; Neoplasm, neoplastic canal anal ; etc

Approximate Synonyms

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

Clinical Information

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 this diagnosis code:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion 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.

Type 1 Excludes

Type 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
D37.8235.5 - Unc behav neo GI NEC
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Table of Neoplasms

This code is referenced 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
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »anorectum, anorectal (junction)
C21.8C78.5D01.3D12.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »anus, anal
C21.0C78.5D01.3D12.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »anus, anal
    »canal
C21.1C78.5D01.3D12.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »anus, anal
    »cloacogenic zone
C21.2C78.5D01.3D12.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »anus, anal
    »sphincter
C21.1C78.5D01.3D12.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »canal
C21.1C78.5D01.3D12.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »canal
    »anal
C21.1C78.5D01.3D12.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cloacogenic zone
C21.2C78.5D01.3D12.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »crypt of Morgagni
C21.8C78.5D01.3D12.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »esophagus
C15.9C78.89D00.1D13.0D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »esophagus
    »abdominal
C15.5C78.89D00.1D13.0D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »esophagus
    »cervical
C15.3C78.89D00.1D13.0D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »esophagus
    »distal (third)
C15.5C78.89D00.1D13.0D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »esophagus
    »lower (third)
C15.5C78.89D00.1D13.0D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »esophagus
    »middle (third)
C15.4C78.89D00.1D13.0D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »esophagus
    »proximal (third)
C15.3C78.89D00.1D13.0D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »esophagus
    »thoracic
C15.4C78.89D00.1D13.0D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »esophagus
    »upper (third)
C15.3C78.89D00.1D13.0D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »hemorrhoidal zone
C21.1C78.5D01.3D12.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »insular tissue (pancreas)
C25.4C78.89D01.7D13.7D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »intestine, intestinal
C26.0C78.80D01.40D13.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »intestine, intestinal
    »tract NEC
C26.0C78.89D01.40D13.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »islands or islets of Langerhans
C25.4C78.89D01.7D13.7D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »junction
C21.8C78.5D01.3D12.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »junction
    »anorectal
C21.8C78.5D01.3D12.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »Langerhans, islands or islets
C25.4C78.89D01.7D13.7D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
C25.9C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »body
C25.1C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »duct (of Santorini) (of Wirsung)
C25.3C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »ectopic tissue
C25.7C78.89D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »head
C25.0C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »islet cells
C25.4C78.89D01.7D13.7D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »neck
C25.7C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pancreas
    »tail
C25.2C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »Santorini's duct
C25.3C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »sphincter
C21.1C78.5D01.3D12.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »sphincter
    »anal
C21.1C78.5D01.3D12.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »spleen, splenic NEC
C26.1C78.89D01.7D13.9D37.8D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »Wirsung's duct
C25.3C78.89D01.7D13.6D37.8D49.0

Patient Education


Digestive Diseases

When you eat, your body breaks food down to a form it can use to build and nourish cells and provide energy. This process is called digestion.

Your digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long, twisting tube. It runs from your mouth to your anus and includes your esophagus, stomach, and small and large intestines. Your liver, gallbladder and pancreas are also involved. They produce juices to help digestion.

There are many types of digestive disorders. The symptoms vary widely depending on the problem. In general, you should see your doctor if you have:

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