ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D40.11

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of right testis

Diagnosis Code D40.11

ICD-10: D40.11
Short Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of right testis
Long Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of right testis
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D40.11

Valid for Submission
The code D40.11 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes (D37-D48)
      • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of male genital organs (D40)
Version 2019 Billable Code Diagnoses For Males Only

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Diagnoses for males only - Diagnoses for males only.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code D40.11 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 715 - OTHER MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM O.R. PROCEDURES FOR MALIGNANCY WITH CC/MCC
  • 716 - OTHER MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM O.R. PROCEDURES FOR MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC
  • 717 - OTHER MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM O.R. PROCEDURES EXCEPT MALIGNANCY WITH CC/MCC
  • 718 - OTHER MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM O.R. PROC EXCEPT MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 236.4 - Unc behav neo testis (Approximate Flag)

Information for Patients


Testicular Cancer

Testicles, or testes, make male hormones and sperm. They are two egg-shaped organs inside the scrotum, the loose sac of skin behind the penis. You can get cancer in one or both testicles.

Testicular cancer mainly affects young men between the ages of 20 and 39. It is also more common in men who

  • Have had abnormal testicle development
  • Have had an undescended testicle
  • Have a family history of the cancer

Symptoms include pain, swelling, or lumps in your testicles or groin area. Doctors use a physical exam, lab tests, imaging tests, and a biopsy to diagnose testicular cancer. Most cases can be treated, especially if found early. Treatment options include surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Regular exams after treatment are important.

Treatments may also cause infertility. If you may want children later on, you should consider sperm banking before treatment.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

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  • Testicular self-examination (Medical Encyclopedia)
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ICD-10 Footnotes

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