ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 210.5

Benign neoplasm tonsil

Diagnosis Code 210.5

ICD-9: 210.5
Short Description: Benign neoplasm tonsil
Long Description: Benign neoplasm of tonsil
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 210.5

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (140–239)
    • Benign neoplasms (210-229)
      • 210 Benign neoplasm of lip, oral cavity, and pharynx

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • D10.4 - Benign neoplasm of tonsil

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 210.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

      • tonsil�������������������������������������������������� 146.0��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.5����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • fauces, faucial������������������������������ 146.0��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.5����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • lingual������������������������������������������ 141.6��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.1����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • palatine���������������������������������������� 146.0��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.5����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • pharyngeal����������������������������������� 147.1��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.7����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • pillar (anterior) (posterior)�������������� 146.2��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0

Information for Patients

Benign Tumors

Also called: Benign cancer, Benign neoplasms, Noncancerous tumors

Tumors are abnormal growths in your body. They are made up of extra cells. Normally, cells grow and divide to form new cells as your body needs them. When cells grow old, they die, and new cells take their place. Sometimes, this process goes wrong. New cells form when your body does not need them, and old cells do not die when they should. When these extra cells form a mass, it is called a tumor.

Tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. Benign tumors grow only in one place. They cannot spread or invade other parts of your body. Even so, they can be dangerous if they press on vital organs, such as your brain.

Treatment often involves surgery. Benign tumors usually don't grow back.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Biopsy - polyps
  • Cherry angioma

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Tonsils and Adenoids

Your tonsils and adenoids are part of your lymphatic system. Your tonsils are in the back of your throat. Your adenoids are higher up, behind your nose. Both help protect you from infection by trapping germs coming in through your mouth and nose.

Sometimes your tonsils and adenoids become infected. Tonsillitis makes your tonsils sore and swollen and causes a sore throat. Enlarged adenoids can be sore, make it hard to breathe and cause ear problems.

The first treatment for infected tonsils and adenoids is antibiotics. If you have frequent infections or trouble breathing, you may need surgery. Surgery to remove the tonsils is tonsillectomy. Surgery to remove adenoids is adenoidectomy.

  • Adenoid removal
  • Enlarged adenoids
  • Peritonsillar abscess
  • Tonsil and adenoid removal - discharge
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillitis

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