Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 237.3
Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of paraganglia
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Unc behav neo paragang.
  • ICD-9-CM 237.3 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 237.3 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Neoplasm of carotid body
  • Neoplasm of glomus jugulare
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior, paraganglion
  • Neoplasm, carotid body
  • Neoplasm, glomus jugulare
  • Paraganglioma
  • Tumor of carotid body
  • Tumor of glomus jugulare
Applies To
  • Aortic body
  • Carotid body
  • Coccygeal body
  • Glomus jugulare
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 237.3 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D44.6 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of carotid body
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D44.7 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of aortic body and other paraganglia
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 237.3:
  • Paraganglioma (M8680/1)
    • aortic body (M8691/1) 237.3
      • malignant (M8691/3) 194.6
    • carotid body (M8692/1) 237.3
      • malignant (M8692/3) 194.5
    • extra-adrenal (M8693/1)
      • malignant (M8693/3)
        • specified site - see Neoplasm, by site, malignant
        • unspecified site 194.6
      • specified site - see Neoplasm, by site, uncertain behavior
      • unspecified site 237.3
    • glomus jugulare (M8690/1) 237.3
      • malignant (M8690/3) 194.6
    • jugular (M8690/1) 237.3
    • nonchromaffin (M8693/1)
      • malignant (M8693/3)
        • specified site - see Neoplasm, by site, malignant
        • unspecified site 194.6
      • specified site - see Neoplasm, by site, uncertain behavior
      • unspecified site 237.3
    • parasympathetic (M8682/1)
      • specified site - see Neoplasm, by site, uncertain behavior
      • unspecified site 237.3
    • sympathetic (M8681/1)
      • specified site - see Neoplasm, by site, uncertain behavior
      • unspecified site 237.3
    • unspecified site 237.3
  • Tumor (M8000/1) - see also Neoplasm, by site, unspecified nature
    • aortic body (M8691/1) 237.3
      • malignant (M8691/3) 194.6
    • carotid body (M8692/1) 237.3
      • malignant (M8692/3) 194.5
    • glomus (M8711/0) - see also Hemangioma, by site
      • jugulare (M8690/1) 237.3
        • malignant (M8690/3) 194.6
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