ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D44.7

Neoplasm of uncrt behav of aortic body and oth paraganglia

Diagnosis Code D44.7

ICD-10: D44.7
Short Description: Neoplasm of uncrt behav of aortic body and oth paraganglia
Long Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of aortic body and other paraganglia
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D44.7

Valid for Submission
The code D44.7 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 endocrine glands (D44)
Version 2019 Billable Code Neoplasm Uncertain Behavior

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert to ICD-9
  • 237.3 - Unc behav neo paragang (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms
  • 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
  • Paraganglioma
  • Paraganglioma
  • Pheochromocytoma

Index to Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code D44.7 in the Index to Diseases and Injuries:


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.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»aortic body
C75.5C79.89D35.6D44.7D49.7
»glomus
  »jugularis
C75.5C79.89D35.6D44.7D49.7
»organ of Zuckerkandl
C75.5C79.89D35.6D44.7D49.7
»para-aortic body
C75.5C79.89D35.6D44.7D49.7
»paraganglion NEC
C75.5C79.89D35.6D44.7D49.7
»Zuckerkandl organ
C75.5C79.89D35.6D44.7D49.7

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.

  • Androgen insensitivity syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Endocrine glands (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Intersex (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) I (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) II (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (Medical Encyclopedia)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

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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.
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