D16

icd
Non-Billable

Benign neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage


Guidelines

Excludes1
D16
  • benign neoplasm of connective tissue of ear (D21.0)
  • benign neoplasm of connective tissue of eyelid (D21.0)
  • benign neoplasm of connective tissue of larynx (D14.1)
  • benign neoplasm of connective tissue of nose (D14.0)
  • benign neoplasm of synovia (D21.-)
Notes
2
  • 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).

Related Codes

D16icd
Benign neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage
Benign neoplasm of scapula and long bones of upper limb
Benign neoplasm of scapula and long bones of unspecified upper limb
Benign neoplasm of scapula and long bones of right upper limb
Benign neoplasm of scapula and long bones of left upper limb
Benign neoplasm of short bones of upper limb
Benign neoplasm of short bones of unspecified upper limb
Benign neoplasm of short bones of right upper limb
Benign neoplasm of short bones of left upper limb
Benign neoplasm of long bones of lower limb