ICD-10 Code D37.8

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of oth digestive organs

Diagnosis Code D37.8

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
Version 2019 of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D37.8

Valid for Submission
The code D37.8 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)
Version 2019 Billable Code Neoplasm Uncertain Behavior

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code D37.8 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

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

Convert to ICD-9
  • 235.5 - Unc behav neo GI NEC (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms
  • 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 anal canal
  • Neoplasm of body of pancreas
  • Neoplasm of cervical esophagus
  • Neoplasm of head of pancreas
  • Neoplasm of islets of Langerhans
  • 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

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D37.8 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:


Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D37.8 in the Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries:

  • Inclusion Terms:
    • 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 Notes:
    • 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)

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.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

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

Also called: Gastrointestinal 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

  • Digestive diseases (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • EGD discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Fecal fat (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gastrointestinal fistula (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Gastrointestinal perforation (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Stools - floating (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Upper GI and small bowel series (Medical Encyclopedia)

[Read More]

ICD-10 Footnotes

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Index of Diseases and Injuries Definitions

  • And - The word "and" should be interpreted to mean either "and" or "or" when it appears in a title.
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  • Code first - Certain conditions have both an underlying etiology and multiple body system manifestations due to the underlying etiology. For such conditions, the ICD-10-CM has a coding convention that requires the underlying condition be sequenced first followed by the manifestation. Wherever such a combination exists, there is a "use additional code" note at the etiology code, and a "code first" note at the manifestation code. These instructional notes indicate the proper sequencing order of the codes, etiology followed by manifestation.
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  • NEC "Not elsewhere classifiable" - This abbreviation in the Alphabetic Index represents "other specified". When a specific code is not available for a condition, the Alphabetic Index directs the coder to the "other specified” code in the Tabular List.
  • NOS "Not otherwise specified" - This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.
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