Home » Categories » ICD-9-CM Coding

Pancreatic lesion


Question

What is the correct code for pancreatic lesion?

Answer

Since there is no entry under lesion for pancreas, I researched some of the options under lesion for other parts of the body to determine what code would be assigned.  It appears that this terminology codes to a disorder of the specific area therefore, my suggestion is to code this diagnosis to 577.9-Unspecified disease of the pancreas.


Disclaimer: All articles intended for general consumption only and not as a recommendation for a specific situation. Readers should consult an official source (AHA, AMA, etc.) or a qualified attorney for specific legal guidance.

Attachments Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Related Articles RSS Feed
Acute Lumbar Back Pain
Viewed 1191 times since Thu, Feb 23, 2012
Localized Sepsis
Viewed 1762 times since Wed, Nov 17, 2010
Coding Supplemental Oxygen
Viewed 1343 times since Wed, Apr 6, 2011
Overmedicated
Viewed 2129 times since Tue, May 10, 2011
Chest Pain
Viewed 1182 times since Wed, Sep 21, 2011
Hypertension and Diabetic Chronic Kidney Disease
Viewed 2432 times since Thu, May 12, 2011
Aspiration Pneumonia with Sepsis
Viewed 3266 times since Wed, Nov 17, 2010
Procedure Code-Delivery Following Fetal Demise
Viewed 2889 times since Sat, Jan 29, 2011
Limbic Encephalitis Paraneoplastic Syndrome
Viewed 3102 times since Wed, Jun 15, 2011
Postpartum Question
Viewed 805 times since Wed, Aug 3, 2011
Quorum Health Resources, LLC :: 105 Continental Place Brentwood, TN 37027 :: Phone: (615) 371-4506