2021 ICD-10-CM Code D38.0

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of larynx

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

D38.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of larynx. The code D38.0 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 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: Neoplasm, neoplastic aryepiglottic fold laryngeal aspect ; Neoplasm, neoplastic arytenoid (cartilage) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone] arytenoid ; Neoplasm, neoplastic cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone] cricoid ; Neoplasm, neoplastic cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone] cuneiform ; Neoplasm, neoplastic cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone] epiglottis ; Neoplasm, neoplastic 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

Code Classification

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 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.

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.

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert D38.0 to ICD-9 Code

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

Information for Patients


Throat Disorders

Also called: Pharyngeal 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

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


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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)