Diagnosis Code D37.9
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code D37.9 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
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 235.5 - Unc behav neo GI NEC (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Carcinoid tumor of gastrointestinal tract
- Gastrointestinal hormone-secreting endocrine tumor
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of digestive and respiratory systems
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of digestive organ
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of gastrointestinal tract
Table of Neoplasms
The code D37.9 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.
|»alimentary canal or tract NEC||C26.9||C78.80||D01.9||D13.9||D37.9||D49.0|
|»digestive organs, system, tube, or tract NEC||C26.9||C78.89||D01.9||D13.9||D37.9||D49.0|
|»gastrointestinal (tract) NEC||C26.9||C78.89||D01.9||D13.9||D37.9||D49.0|
Information for Patients
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)