ICD-10-CM Code D38.0

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of larynx

Version 2020 Billable Code Neoplasm Uncertain Behavior

Valid for Submission

D38.0 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of larynx. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code D38.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like neoplasm of false vocal cord, neoplasm of laryngeal aspect of aryepiglottic fold, neoplasm of laryngeal aspect of interarytenoid fold, neoplasm of laryngeal surface of epiglottis, neoplasm of subglottis, neoplasm of uncertain behavior of aryepiglottic fold, etc

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: aryepiglottic fold laryngeal aspect ; arytenoid (cartilage) ; cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone] arytenoid ; cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone] cricoid ; cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone] cuneiform ; cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone] epiglottis ; cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone] larynx, laryngeal ; etc

ICD-10:D38.0
Short Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of larynx
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of larynx

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 D38.0:

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 aryepiglottic fold or interarytenoid fold, laryngeal aspect
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of epiglottis (suprahyoid portion)

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 aryepiglottic fold or interarytenoid fold NOS D37.05
  • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of hypopharyngeal aspect of aryepiglottic fold D37.05
  • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of marginal zone of aryepiglottic fold D37.05

Synonyms

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

  • Neoplasm of false vocal cord
  • Neoplasm of laryngeal aspect of aryepiglottic fold
  • Neoplasm of laryngeal aspect of interarytenoid fold
  • Neoplasm of laryngeal surface of epiglottis
  • Neoplasm of subglottis
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of aryepiglottic fold
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of arytenoid cartilage
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of corniculate cartilage
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cricoid cartilage
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cuneiform cartilage
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of epiglottis
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of false vocal cord
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of glottis
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of hypopharynx
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of laryngeal aspect of aryepiglottic fold
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of laryngeal aspect of interarytenoid fold
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of laryngeal commissure
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of laryngeal surface of epiglottis
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of larynx
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of soft tissues of neck
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of subglottis
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of supraglottis
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of thyroid cartilage
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of vocal cord
  • Tumor of arytenoid

Convert D38.0 to ICD-9

  • 235.6 - Unc behav neo larynx

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes (D37-D48)
      • Neoplm of uncrt behav of mid ear & resp and intrathorac org (D38)

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 D38.0 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
»aryepiglottic fold
  »laryngeal aspect
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»arytenoid (cartilage)
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
  »arytenoid
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
  »cricoid
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
  »cuneiform
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
  »epiglottis
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
  »larynx, laryngeal
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
  »thyroid
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»commissure
  »laryngeal
C32.0C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»cord (true) (vocal)
C32.0C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»cord (true) (vocal)
  »false
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»cricoid
  »cartilage
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»cuneiform cartilage
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»epiglottis
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»epiglottis
  »cartilage
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»epiglottis
  »posterior (laryngeal) surface
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»epiglottis
  »suprahyoid portion
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»glottis
C32.0C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»interarytenoid fold
  »laryngeal aspect
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»larynx, laryngeal NEC
C32.9C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»larynx, laryngeal NEC
  »aryepiglottic fold
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»larynx, laryngeal NEC
  »cartilage (arytenoid) (cricoid) (cuneiform) (thyroid)
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»larynx, laryngeal NEC
  »commissure (anterior) (posterior)
C32.0C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»larynx, laryngeal NEC
  »extrinsic NEC
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»larynx, laryngeal NEC
  »interarytenoid fold
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»larynx, laryngeal NEC
  »intrinsic
C32.0C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»larynx, laryngeal NEC
  »ventricular band
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»subglottis, subglottic
C32.2C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»supraglottis
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»thyroid (gland)
  »cartilage
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»ventricular band of larynx
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»vocal cords (true)
C32.0C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»vocal cords (true)
  »false
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1

Information for Patients


Throat Disorders

Your throat is a tube that carries food to your esophagus and air to your windpipe and larynx. The technical name for your throat is the pharynx.

Throat problems are common. You've probably had a sore throat. The cause is usually a viral infection, but other causes include allergies, infection with strep bacteria or the leaking of stomach acids back up into the esophagus, called GERD.

Other problems that affect the throat include

  • Tonsillitis - inflammation of the tonsils
  • Cancer
  • Croup - inflammation, usually in small children, which causes a barking cough
  • Laryngitis - swelling of the voice box, which can cause a hoarse voice or loss of voice

Most throat problems are minor and go away on their own. Treatments, when needed, depend on the problem.


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