ICD-10 Code D38.5

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other respiratory organs

Version 2019 Billable Code Neoplasm Uncertain Behavior
ICD-10: D38.5
Short Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other respiratory organs
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other respiratory organs

Valid for Submission

ICD-10 D38.5 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other respiratory organs. The code is valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

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)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups

The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC). The diagnosis code D38.5 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V36.0 applicable from 10/01/2018 through 09/30/2019.

  • 180 - RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITH MCC
  • 181 - RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITH CC
  • 182 - RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert D38.5 to ICD-9

The following crosswalk between ICD-10 to ICD-9 is based based on the General Equivalence Mappings (GEMS) information:

  • 235.9 - Unc behav neo resp NEC (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms:

  • Mass of petrous part of temporal bone
  • Neoplasm of cartilage of nose
  • Neoplasm of mastoid air cells
  • Neoplasm of nasal vestibule
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of accessory sinus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cartilage of nose
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of ethmoidal sinus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of eustachian tube
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of frontal sinus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of mastoid air cells
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of maxillary sinus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of middle ear
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of nasal cavity
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of nasal concha
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of nose
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of nose
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of nose
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of septum of nose
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of sphenoidal sinus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of temporal bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of temporal bone
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of tympanic antrum
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of tympanic cavity
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of upper respiratory tract
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of vestibule of nose
  • Tumor of Eustachian tube
  • Tumor of tympanic cavity

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 for the code D38.5 are found in the tabular index:

  • Inclusion Terms:
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of accessory sinuses
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of cartilage of nose
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of middle ear
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of nasal cavities
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes:
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of ear (external) (skin) (D48.5)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of nose NOS (D48.7)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of nose (D48.5)

Table of Neoplasms

The code D38.5 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
»antrum (Highmore) (maxillary)
C31.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»antrum (Highmore) (maxillary)
  »tympanicum
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»auditory
  »canal (external) (skin)
    »internal
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»auditory
  »tube
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»auricular canal (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »internal
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.2
»cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
  »nose, nasal
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»cavity
  »nasal
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»cavity
  »tympanic
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»concha [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »nose
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »inner
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
  »middle
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»ethmoid (sinus)
C31.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»eustachian tube
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»frontal
  »sinus
C31.2C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»mastoid (air cells) (antrum) (cavity)
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»maxilla, maxillary (superior)
  »antrum
C31.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»maxilla, maxillary (superior)
  »sinus
C31.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»mucosa
  »nasal
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»nares, naris (anterior) (posterior)
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»nose, nasal
  »cartilage
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»nose, nasal
  »cavity
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»nose, nasal
  »fossa
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»nose, nasal
  »internal
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»nose, nasal
  »mucosa
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»nose, nasal
  »septum
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»nose, nasal
  »turbinate (mucosa)
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»nose, nasal
  »vestibule
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»nostril
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»respiratory
  »tract NEC
C39.9C78.30D02.4D14.4D38.5D49.1
»respiratory
  »tract NEC
    »upper
C39.0C78.30D02.4D14.4D38.5D49.1
»septum
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»septum
  »nasal
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»sinus (accessory)
C31.9C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»sinus (accessory)
  »ethmoidal
C31.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»sinus (accessory)
  »frontal
C31.2C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»sinus (accessory)
  »maxillary
C31.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»sinus (accessory)
  »nasal, paranasal NEC
C31.9C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»sinus (accessory)
  »sphenoid
C31.3C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»sphenoid
C31.3C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»sphenoid
  »sinus
C31.3C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»turbinate (bone)
  »nasal
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»tympanic cavity
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»vestibule
  »nose
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
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  • 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.
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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.
  • Code also note - A "code also" note instructs that two codes may be required to fully describe a condition, but this note does not provide sequencing direction.
  • 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.
  • Type 1 Excludes Notes - 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.
  • Type 2 Excludes Notes - A type 2 Excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.
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  • NOS "Not otherwise specified" - This abbreviation is the equivalent of unspecified.
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