Billable Medical Code for Other Specified Diseases of Pancreas
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM 577.8
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM 577.8.
The Short Description Is: Pancreatic disease NEC.
Pancreatic mass is also known as acute pancreatic fluid collection, aseptic necrosis of pancreas, atrophy of pancreas, baggenstoss change of pancreas, calcific chronic pancreatitis, calculus of pancreas, congenital pancreatic enterokinase deficiency, congenital pancreatic trypsin deficiency, courvoisier’s sign, disorder of pancreatic duct anastomosis, exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, fat necrosis of pancreas, fibrocalculous pancreatopathy without complication, fibrosis of pancreas, gallstone pancreatitis, hemorrhage of pancreas, hereditary pancreatitis, mass of pancreas,
megaloblastic anemia due to pancreatic insufficiency, metabolic pancreatitis, necrosis of pancreas, pancreas, Baggenstoss change, pancreatemphraxis, pancreatic acinar atrophy, pancreatic acinar fistula, pancreatic and peripancreatic necrosis, pancreatic aseptic necrosis, pancreatic atrophy, pancreatic calculus, pancreatic cirrhosis, pancreatic collection, pancreatic duct calculus,
pancreatic duct leakage, pancreatic duct obstruction, pancreatic duct obstruction by calculus, pancreatic duct stricture, pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, pancreatic fistula, pancreatic hemorrhage, pancreatic infantilism, pancreatic insufficiency, pancreatic mass, pancreatic necrosis, pancreatic pain, pancreatic trypsinogen deficiency, pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas) from gallstone, pancreatitis gallstone, pseudolipomatosis hypertrophy of pancreas, pseudopancreatic cholera syndrome, and subcutaneous nodular fat necrosis in pancreatitis. This excludes fibrocystic disease of pancreas (277.00-277.09), islet cell tumor of pancreas (211.7), and pancreatic steatorrhea (579.4). This applies to atrophy of pancreas, calculus of pancreas, cirrhosis of pancreas, fibrosis of pancreas, pancreatic: infantilism, necrosis: NOS, aseptic, fat, and pancreatolithiasis.
Pancreatic Mass Definition and Symptoms
Pancreatic mass is any growth that is detected in the pancreas. These growths may indicate pancreatic cancer, which is a rapidly spreading and complex cancer that is very hard to detect in its early stages. However, these masses may be benign tumors as well that have no impact on a persons health.