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ICD-10-CM Code D35.6
Benign neoplasm of aortic body and other paraganglia

Billable Code
Billable codes are sufficient justification for admission to an acute care hospital when used a principal diagnosis.
| ICD-10 from 2011 - 2016

D35.6 is a billable ICD code used to specify a diagnosis of benign neoplasm of aortic body and other paraganglia. A 'billable code' is detailed enough to be used to specify a medical diagnosis.

The ICD code D356 is used to code Paraganglioma

A paraganglioma is rare neuroendocrine neoplasm that may develop at various body sites (including the head, neck, thorax and abdomen). About 97% are benign and cured by surgical removal; the remaining 3% are malignant because they are able to produce distant metastases. "Paraganglioma" is now the most-widely accepted term for these lesions, that have been also described as: glomus tumor, chemodectoma, perithelioma, fibroangioma, and sympathetic nevi.

Specialty: Oncology
MeSH Codes: D010235, D010235, D010235, D010235, D010235
ICD 9 Codes: 194.5, 194.6, 227.5, 227.6, 237.3

Micrograph of a carotid body tumor (a type of paraganglioma).

Source: Wikipedia

Coding Notes for D35.6 Info for medical coders on how to properly use this ICD-10 code

Inclusion Terms:
Inclusion Terms
Inclusion Terms are a list of concepts for which a specific code is used. The list of Inclusion Terms is useful for determining the correct code in some cases, but the list is not necessarily exhaustive.
Benign tumor of glomus jugulare

MS-DRG Mapping

  • DRG Group #054-055 - Nervous system neoplasms with MCC.
  • DRG Group #054-055 - Nervous system neoplasms without MCC.

Related Concepts SNOMET-CT

  • Benign neoplasm of glomus jugulare (disorder)

Coding Advice SNOMET-CT

  • Consider additional code to identify specific condition or disease

ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index References for 'D35.6 - Benign neoplasm of aortic body and other paraganglia'

The ICD-10-CM Neoplasms Index links the below-listed medical terms to the ICD code D35.6. Click on any term below to browse the neoplasms index.


Benign neoplasm of aortic body and other paraganglia (exact match)

This is the official exact match mapping between ICD9 and ICD10, as provided by the General Equivalency mapping crosswalk. This means that in all cases where the ICD9 code 227.6 was previously used, D35.6 is the appropriate modern ICD10 code.

Parent Code: D35 - Benign neoplasm of other and unspecified endocrine glands

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