ICD-10-CM Code D44.7

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of aortic body and other paraganglia

Version 2020 Billable Code Neoplasm Uncertain Behavior

Valid for Submission

D44.7 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of aortic body and other paraganglia. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code D44.7 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like carney stratakis syndrome, extra-adrenal paraganglioma, gastrointestinal stromal tumor, glomus tympanicum tumor, glomus vagale tumor, hereditary pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma, etc

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: aortic body ; glomus jugularis ; organ of Zuckerkandl ; para-aortic body ; paraganglion NEC ; Zuckerkandl organ ; etc

Short Description:Neoplasm of uncrt behav of aortic body and oth paraganglia
Long Description:Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of aortic body and other paraganglia

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 D44.7 are found in the index:


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

  • Carney Stratakis syndrome
  • Extra-adrenal paraganglioma
  • Gastrointestinal stromal tumor
  • Glomus tympanicum tumor
  • Glomus vagale tumor
  • Hereditary pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma
  • Neoplasm of aortic body
  • Neoplasm of glomus jugulare
  • Neoplasm of para-aortic body
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of aortic body
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of glomus jugulare
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of para-aortic body
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of paraganglia
  • Non-functioning paraganglioma
  • Paraganglioma
  • Paraganglioma
  • Paraganglioma
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Sporadic pheochromocytoma and secreting paraganglioma

Convert D44.7 to ICD-9

  • 237.3 - Unc behav neo paragang (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes (D37-D48)
      • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of endocrine glands (D44)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Table of Neoplasms

The code D44.7 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
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
»aortic body
»organ of Zuckerkandl
»para-aortic body
»paraganglion NEC
»Zuckerkandl organ

Information for Patients

Endocrine Diseases

Your endocrine system includes eight major glands throughout your body. These glands make hormones. Hormones are chemical messengers. They travel through your bloodstream to tissues or organs. Hormones work slowly and affect body processes from head to toe. These include

  • Growth and development
  • Metabolism - digestion, elimination, breathing, blood circulation and maintaining body temperature
  • Sexual function
  • Reproduction
  • Mood

If your hormone levels are too high or too low, you may have a hormone disorder. Hormone diseases also occur if your body does not respond to hormones the way it is supposed to. Stress, infection and changes in your blood's fluid and electrolyte balance can also influence hormone levels.

In the United States, the most common endocrine disease is diabetes. There are many others. They are usually treated by controlling how much hormone your body makes. Hormone supplements can help if the problem is too little of a hormone.

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