Valid for Submission
D43.2 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of brain, unspecified. The code D43.2 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code D43.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like central neurocytoma of brain, embryonal tumor of brain, low grade glioma of cerebrum, neoplasm of uncertain behavior of brain, neoplasm of uncertain behavior of brain and spinal cord , rosette-forming glioneuronal neoplasm, etc.
The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: brain NEC ; brain NEC corpus callosum ; brain NEC tapetum ; corpus callosum, brain ; cranial (fossa, any) ; fossa (of) ; fossa (of) anterior (cranial) ; etc
Unspecified diagnosis codes like D43.2 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.
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 D43.2 are found in the index:
- - Astrocytoma (cystic)
- - Ependymoma (epithelial) (malignant)
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Central neurocytoma of brain
- Embryonal tumor of brain
- Low grade glioma of cerebrum
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of brain
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of brain and spinal cord
- Rosette-forming glioneuronal neoplasm
- Subependymal giant cell astrocytoma
Convert D43.2 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code D43.2 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Table of Neoplasms
The code D43.2 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.
|»cranial (fossa, any)||C71.9||C79.31||D33.2||D43.2||D49.6|
|»posterior fossa (cranial)||C71.9||C79.31||D33.2||D43.2||D49.6|
Information for Patients
The brain is the control center of the body. It controls thoughts, memory, speech, and movement. It regulates the function of many organs. When the brain is healthy, it works quickly and automatically. However, when problems occur, the results can be devastating.
Inflammation in the brain can lead to problems such as vision loss, weakness and paralysis. Loss of brain cells, which happens if you suffer a stroke, can affect your ability to think clearly. Brain tumors can also press on nerves and affect brain function. Some brain diseases are genetic. And we do not know what causes some brain diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.
The symptoms of brain diseases vary widely depending on the specific problem. In some cases, damage is permanent. In other cases, treatments such as surgery, medicines, or physical therapy can correct the source of the problem or improve symptoms.
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