ICD-10-CM Code D37.8

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other specified digestive organs

Version 2020 Billable Code Neoplasm Uncertain Behavior

Valid for Submission

D37.8 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other specified digestive organs. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code D37.8 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like adenoma of pancreas, carcinoid tumor of intestine, carcinoid tumor of pancreas, diffuse leiomyomatosis of esophagus, glucagonoma syndrome, hyperinsulinemia due to insulinoma, etc

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

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

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 guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code D37.8:

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.
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of anal canal
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of anal sphincter
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of anus NOS
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of esophagus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of intestine NOS
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of pancreas

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.
  • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of anal margin D48.5
  • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of anal skin D48.5
  • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of perianal skin D48.5

Index to Diseases and Injuries

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 the code D37.8 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Adenoma of pancreas
  • Carcinoid tumor of intestine
  • Carcinoid tumor of pancreas
  • Diffuse leiomyomatosis of esophagus
  • Glucagonoma syndrome
  • Hyperinsulinemia due to insulinoma
  • Insulinoma
  • Necrolytic migratory erythema
  • Neoplasm of body of pancreas
  • Neoplasm of cervical esophagus
  • Neoplasm of head of pancreas
  • Neoplasm of middle third of esophagus
  • Neoplasm of tail of pancreas
  • Neoplasm of thoracic esophagus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of abdominal esophagus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of anal canal
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of anal canal and sphincter
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of anus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of body of pancreas
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cervical esophagus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of esophagus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of head of pancreas
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of intestinal tract
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of islets of Langerhans
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of lower third of esophagus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of middle third of esophagus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of pancreas
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of pancreatic duct
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of spleen
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of tail of pancreas
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of thoracic esophagus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of upper third of esophagus
  • Neoplasm of upper third of esophagus
  • Somatostatinoma

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code D37.8 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

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

Convert D37.8 to ICD-9

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

Information for Patients


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

  • Blood in your stool
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Heartburn not relieved by antacids

NIH: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases


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