2021 ICD-10-CM Code D38.1

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of trachea, bronchus and lung

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

D38.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of trachea, bronchus and lung. The code D38.1 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 D38.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like carcinoid tumor of lung, diffuse pulmonary neurofibromatosis, epithelioid hemangioendothelioma, epithelioid hemangioendothelioma of lung, hilar mass , intrapulmonary teratoma, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic bronchiogenic, bronchogenic (lung) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bronchiole ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bronchus ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bronchus carina ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bronchus lower lobe of lung ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bronchus main ; Neoplasm, neoplastic bronchus middle lobe of lung ; etc

ICD-10:D38.1
Short Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of trachea, bronchus and lung
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of trachea, bronchus and lung

Code Classification

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 D38.1 are found in the index:

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert D38.1 to ICD-9 Code

Table of Neoplasms

The code D38.1 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
  »bronchiogenic, bronchogenic (lung)
C34.9C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bronchiole
C34.9C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bronchus
C34.9C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bronchus
    »carina
C34.0C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bronchus
    »lower lobe of lung
C34.3C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bronchus
    »main
C34.0C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bronchus
    »middle lobe of lung
C34.2C78.0D02.21D14.31D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »bronchus
    »upper lobe of lung
C34.1C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »carina (bronchus)
C34.0C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
    »bronchi
C34.0C78.39D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
    »trachea
C33C78.39D02.1D14.2D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »hilus of lung
C34.0C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lingula, lung
C34.1C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lung
C34.9C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lung
    »azygos lobe
C34.1C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lung
    »carina
C34.0C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lung
    »hilus
C34.0C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lung
    »linqula
C34.1C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lung
    »lobe NEC
C34.9C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lung
    »lower lobe
C34.3C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lung
    »main bronchus
C34.0C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lung
    »middle lobe
C34.2C78.0D02.21D14.31D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lung
    »upper lobe
C34.1C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »pulmonary [See Also: Neoplasm, lung]
C34.9C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »subpleural
C34.9C78.0D02.2D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »trachea (cartilage) (mucosa)
C33C78.39D02.1D14.2D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »tracheobronchial
C34.8C78.39D02.1D14.2D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »windpipe
C33C78.39D02.1D14.2D38.1D49.1

Information for Patients


Bronchial Disorders

When you breathe in, the air travels down through your trachea (windpipe). It then goes through two tubes to your lungs. These tubes are your bronchi. Bronchial disorders can make it hard for you to breathe.

The most common problem with the bronchi is bronchitis, an inflammation of the tubes. It can be acute or chronic. Other problems include


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Lung Diseases

When you breathe, your lungs take in oxygen from the air and deliver it to the bloodstream. The cells in your body need oxygen to work and grow. During a normal day, you breathe nearly 25,000 times. People with lung disease have difficulty breathing. Millions of people in the U.S. have lung disease. If all types of lung disease are lumped together, it is the number three killer in the United States.

The term lung disease refers to many disorders affecting the lungs, such as asthma, COPD, infections like influenza, pneumonia and tuberculosis, lung cancer, and many other breathing problems. Some lung diseases can lead to respiratory failure.

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Tracheal Disorders

Also called: Windpipe disorders

Your trachea, or windpipe, is one part of your airway system. Airways are pipes that carry oxygen-rich air to your lungs. They also carry carbon dioxide, a waste gas, out of your lungs.

When you inhale, air travels from your nose, through your larynx, and down your windpipe. The windpipe splits into two bronchi that enter your lungs.

Problems with the trachea include narrowing, inflammation, and some inherited conditions. You may need a procedure called a tracheostomy to help you breathe if you have swallowing problems, or have conditions that affect coughing or block your airways. You might also need a tracheostomy if you are in critical care and need to be on a breathing machine.

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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)