2013 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 238.6
Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of plasma cells
- (PLAS-ma-sye-TOE-ma) Cancer of the plasma cells (white blood cells that produce antibodies) that may turn into multiple myeloma.
- A malignant (clonal) proliferation of plasma cells that are cytologically and immunophenotypically identical to those of plasma cell myeloma, but manifest a localized osseous or extraosseous growth pattern. (WHO, 2001)
- A single focus of clonal (malignant) plasma cells either in the bone or in another anatomic site without peripheral blood involvement. --2003
- ICD-9-CM 238.6 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
238.6 Alternative Terminology
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ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 238.6: