ICD-10 Diagnosis Code D37.03

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the major salivary glands

Diagnosis Code D37.03

ICD-10: D37.03
Short Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the major salivary glands
Long Description: Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of the major salivary glands
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code D37.03

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes (D37-D48)
      • Neoplasm of uncrt behavior of oral cavity and dgstv organs (D37)

Information for Patients


Salivary Gland Disorders

Your salivary glands are in your mouth. You have three pairs of major salivary glands and hundreds of small (minor) glands. They make saliva (spit) and empty it into your mouth through openings called ducts. Saliva makes your food moist, which helps you chew and swallow. It helps you digest your food. It also cleans your mouth and contains antibodies that can kill germs.

Problems with salivary glands can cause them to become irritated and swollen. You may have symptoms such as

  • A bad taste in your mouth
  • Difficulty opening your mouth
  • Dry mouth
  • Pain in your face or mouth
  • Swelling of your face or neck

Causes of salivary gland problems include infections, obstruction, or cancer. Problems can also be due to other disorders, such as mumps or Sjogren's syndrome.

  • Drooling (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Salivary duct stones (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Salivary gland infections (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Salivary gland tumors (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Sialogram (Medical Encyclopedia)


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