Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 238.6
Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of plasma cells
  • Short description: Plasmacytoma NOS.
  • ICD-9-CM 238.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 238.6 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
  • You are viewing the 2011 version of ICD-9-CM 238.6.
  • More recent version(s) of ICD-9-CM 238.6: 2012 2013 2014 2015.
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 238.6 converts approximately to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM D47.Z9 Other specified neoplasms of uncertain behavior of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue
Approximate Synonyms
  • Monoclonal gammopathy of uncertain significance
  • Multiple solitary plasmacytomas
  • Plasma cell myeloma/plasmacytoma
  • Plasma cell neoplasm
  • Plasmacytoma
  • Primary cutaneous plasmacytoma
  • Solitary osseous myeloma
Applies To
  • Plasmacytoma NOS
  • Solitary myeloma
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 238.6:
  • Myeloma (multiple) (plasma cell) (plasmacytic) (M9730/3) 203.0
    • monostotic (M9731/1) 238.6
    • solitary (M9731/1) 238.6
  • Plasmacytoma, plasmocytoma (solitary) (M9731/1) 238.6
    • benign (M9731/0) - see Neoplasm, by site, benign
    • malignant (M9731/3) 203.8
  • Tumor (M8000/1) - see also Neoplasm, by site, unspecified nature
    • plasma cell (M9731/1) 238.6
      • benign (M9731/0) - see Neoplasm, by site, benign
      • malignant (M9731/3) 203.8
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