2017/18 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D38

Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of middle ear and respiratory and intrathoracic organs

Type 1 Excludes
Type 1 Excludes Help
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes. It means "not coded here". A type 1 excludes note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as D38. A type 1 excludes note is for used for when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
  • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of heart (
    ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code D48.7

    Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other specified sites

      2016 2017 2018 Billable/Specific Code
    Applicable To
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of eye
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of heart
    • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of peripheral nerves of orbit
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of connective tissue (D48.1)
    • neoplasm of uncertain behavior of skin of eyelid (D48.5)
    D48.7
    )
The following code(s) above D38 contain annotation back-references
Annotation Back-References
In this context, annotation back-references refer to codes that contain:
  • Applicable To annotations, or
  • Code Also annotations, or
  • Code First annotations, or
  • Excludes1 annotations, or
  • Excludes2 annotations, or
  • Includes annotations, or
  • Note annotations, or
  • Use Additional annotations
that may be applicable to D38:
  • C00-D49
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range C00-D49

    Neoplasms

    Note
    • Functional activity
    • All neoplasms are classified in this chapter, whether they are functionally active or not. An additional code from Chapter 4 may be used, to identify functional activity associated with any neoplasm.
    • Morphology [Histology]
    • Chapter 2 classifies neoplasms primarily by site (topography), with broad groupings for behavior, malignant, in situ, benign, etc. The Table of Neoplasms should be used to identify the correct topography code. In a few cases, such as for malignant melanoma and certain neuroendocrine tumors, the morphology (histologic type) is included in the category and codes.
    • Primary malignant neoplasms overlapping site boundaries
    • A primary malignant neoplasm that overlaps two or more contiguous (next to each other) sites should be classified to the subcategory/code .8 ('overlapping lesion'), unless the combination is specifically indexed elsewhere. For multiple neoplasms of the same site that are not contiguous, such as tumors in different quadrants of the same breast, codes for each site should be assigned.
    • Malignant neoplasm of ectopic tissue
    • Malignant neoplasms of ectopic tissue are to be coded to the site mentioned, e.g., ectopic pancreatic malignant neoplasms are coded to pancreas, unspecified (C25.9).
    Neoplasms
  • D37-D48
    2018 ICD-10-CM Range D37-D48

    Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes

    Note
    • Categories D37-D44, and D48 classify by site neoplasms of uncertain behavior, i.e., histologic confirmation whether the neoplasm is malignant or benign cannot be made.
    Type 1 Excludes
    • neoplasms of unspecified behavior (D49.-)
    Neoplasms of uncertain behavior, polycythemia vera and myelodysplastic syndromes
Code History
ICD-10-CM Codes Adjacent To D38
D37.05 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of pharynx
D37.09 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other specified sites of the oral cavity
D37.1 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of stomach
D37.2 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of small intestine
D37.3 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of appendix
D37.4 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of colon
D37.5 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of rectum
D37.6 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of liver, gallbladder and bile ducts
D37.8 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other specified digestive organs
D37.9 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of digestive organ, unspecified
D38 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of middle ear and respiratory and intrathoracic organs
D38.0 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of larynx
D38.1 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of trachea, bronchus and lung
D38.2 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of pleura
D38.3 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of mediastinum
D38.4 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of thymus
D38.5 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of other respiratory organs
D38.6 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of respiratory organ, unspecified
D39 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of female genital organs
D39.0 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of uterus
D39.1 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of ovary

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