D44.7 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of neoplasm of uncertain behavior of aortic body and other paraganglia. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference this diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic aortic body ; Neoplasm, neoplastic glomus jugularis ; Neoplasm, neoplastic organ of Zuckerkandl ; Neoplasm, neoplastic para-aortic body ; Neoplasm, neoplastic paraganglion NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic Zuckerkandl organ ; etc
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
- 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
- Sporadic pheochromocytoma and secreting paraganglioma
- Glomus Tympanicum Tumor-. a rare paraganglioma involving the glomus tympanicum, a collection of chemoreceptor tissue adjacent to the tympanic cavity. it can cause tinnitus and conductive hearing loss (hearing loss, conductive).
- Carotid Body Tumor-. benign paraganglioma at the bifurcation of the common carotid arteries. it can encroach on the parapharyngeal space and produce dysphagia, pain, and cranial nerve palsies.
- Paraganglioma-. a neural crest tumor usually derived from the chromoreceptor tissue of a paraganglion, such as the carotid body, or medulla of the adrenal gland (usually called a chromaffinoma or pheochromocytoma). it is more common in women than in men. (stedman, 25th ed; from segen, dictionary of modern medicine, 1992)
- Paraganglioma, Extra-Adrenal-. a relatively rare, usually benign neoplasm originating in the chemoreceptor tissue of the carotid body; glomus jugulare; glomus tympanicum; aortic bodies; and the female genital tract. it consists histologically of rounded or ovoid hyperchromatic cells that tend to be grouped in an alveolus-like pattern within a scant to moderate amount of fibrous stroma and a few large thin-walled vascular channels. (from stedman, 27th ed)
- Carotid Artery, Common-. the two principal arteries supplying the structures of the head and neck. they ascend in the neck, one on each side, and at the level of the upper border of the thyroid cartilage, each divides into two branches, the external (carotid artery, external) and internal (carotid artery, internal) carotid arteries.
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:
- - Paraganglioma - D44.7
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|D44.7||237.3 - Unc behav neo paragang|
|Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.|
Table of Neoplasms
This code is referenced 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.
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- FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
- FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
- FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
- FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
- FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
- FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
- FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
- FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)