Specific code 2014 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 237.5
Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of brain and spinal cord
  • Billable Code
  • Short description: Unc beh neo brain/spinal.
  • ICD-9-CM 237.5 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 237.5 is a billable medical code that can be used to specify a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim.
Disease Synonyms
  • Neoplasm of brain
  • Neoplasm of uncert behavior, infratentorial brain
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of brain
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of hypothalamus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of spinal cord
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior supratentoria brain
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior, brain
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior, hypothalamus
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior, infratentorial brain
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior, spinal cord
  • Neoplasm of uncertain behavior, supratentorial brain
  • Neoplasm of uncertain or unknown behavior of brain, infratentorial
  • Neoplasm of uncertain or unknown behavior of brain, supratentorial
Convert to ICD-10-CM: 237.5 converts approximately to:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D43.2 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of brain, unspecified
    Or:
  • 2014 ICD-10-CM D43.4 Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of spinal cord
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 237.5:
  • Astrocytoma (cystic) (M9400/3)
    • subependymal (M9383/1) 237.5
      • giant cell (M9384/1) 237.5
  • Ependymoma (epithelial) (malignant) (M9391/3)
    • myxopapillary (M9394/1) 237.5
    • papillary (M9393/1) 237.5
  • Glioma (malignant) (M9380/3)
    • subependymal (M9383/1) 237.5
  • Subependymoma (M9383/1) 237.5
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