ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D42.1

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of spinal meninges

Diagnosis Code D42.1

ICD-10: D42.1
Short Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of spinal meninges
Long Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of spinal meninges
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D42.1

Valid for Submission
The code D42.1 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 meninges (D42)
Version 2019 Billable Code Neoplasm Uncertain Behavior

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert to ICD-9
  • 237.6 - Unc behav neo meninges (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of meninges
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of spinal cord
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of spinal meninges

Table of Neoplasms

The code D42.1 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.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»arachnoid
  »spinal
C70.1C79.49D32.1D42.1D49.7
»dura (cranial) (mater)
  »spinal
C70.1C79.49D32.1D42.1D49.7
»meninges
  »spinal (cord)
C70.1C79.49D32.1D42.1D49.7
»pia mater
  »spinal
C70.1C79.49D32.1D42.1D49.7
»spine, spinal (column)
  »dura mater
C70.1C79.49D32.1D42.1D49.7
»spine, spinal (column)
  »membrane
C70.1C79.49D32.1D42.1D49.7
»spine, spinal (column)
  »meninges
C70.1C79.49D32.1D42.1D49.7
»spine, spinal (column)
  »pia mater
C70.1C79.49D32.1D42.1D49.7

Information for Patients


Spinal Cord Diseases

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back. It carries signals back and forth between your body and your brain. It is protected by your vertebrae, which are the bone disks that make up your spine. If you have an accident that damages the vertebrae or other parts of the spine, this can also injure the spinal cord. Other spinal cord problems include

  • Tumors
  • Infections such as meningitis and polio
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Degenerative diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy

Symptoms vary but might include pain, numbness, loss of sensation and muscle weakness. These symptoms can occur around the spinal cord, and also in other areas such as your arms and legs. Treatments often include medicines and surgery.

  • Epidural abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal cord abscess (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Spinal tumor (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Subacute combined degeneration (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Syphilitic myelopathy (Medical Encyclopedia)

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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.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Present on Admission
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