Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 209.60
Benign carcinoid tumor of unknown primary site
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Ben crcnd prim site unkn.
  • ICD-9-CM 209.60 will be replaced by an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes) when the United States transitions from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2015.
  • ICD-9-CM 209.60 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Clinical Information
  • (kar-sin-oyd) a type of tumor usually found in the gastrointestinal system (most often in the appendix), and sometimes in the lungs or other sites. Carcinoid tumors are usually benign.
  • A tumor derived from cells that release a hormone in response to a signal from the nervous system. Some examples of neuroendocrine tumors are carcinoid tumors, islet cell tumors, medullary thyroid carcinoma, and pheochromocytoma. These tumors secrete hormones in excess, causing a variety of symptoms.
  • Carcinoid tumor, also known as well differentiated endocrine neoplasm, is a slow growing neuroendocrine tumor, composed of uniform, round, or polygonal cells having monotonous, centrally located nuclei and small nucleoli, infrequent mitoses, and no necrosis. The tumor may show a variety of patterns, such as solid, trabecular, and acinar. Electron microscopy shows small secretory granules. Immunohistochemical studies reveal nse, as well as chromogranin immunoreactivity. Malignant histology (cellular pleomorphism, hyperchromatic nuclei, prominent nucleoli, necrosis, and mitoses) can occasionally be seen. Such cases may have an aggressive clinical course. Gastrointestinal tract and lung are common sites of involvement.
Applies To
  • Carcinoid tumor NOS
  • Neuroendocrine tumor NOS
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 209.60 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D3A.00 Benign carcinoid tumor of unspecified site
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 209.60:
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