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Old 11-12-2010, 12:42 PM
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Does anyone know the ICD 9 for thyroid mass?
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:13 PM
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I want to say 240.9 only because if you look under mass in ICD -9 book down where it says substernal and right under there says thyroid -see also goiter 240.9 -but this may be helpful

Associated ICD-9 Diagnostic Codes

226 Benign tumor of thyroid
193 Primary malignant tumor of thyroid
198.89 Secondary malignant tumor of thyroid
234.8 In situ tumor of thyroid
237.5 Tumor of thyroid - unspecified
240.0 Goiter, specified as simple
240.9 Goiter, unspecified
241 Non-toxic goiter
241.9 Unspecified non-toxic nodular goiter
242.0 to 242.9 Toxic diffuse goiter

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Old 11-12-2010, 06:39 PM
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Thyroid mass can be a cyst, a goiter, a tumor any swelling .
so it is cannot be placed in any of those things. 246.9 only could go, i feel
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Old 11-14-2010, 11:20 PM
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I am agree with 240.9
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:13 AM
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I would code 241.0, the code for thyroid nodule. In your ICD-9 index, "Lump" indicates to see also Mass. These terms are interchangeable. Thyroid nodules are lumps which commonly arise within an otherwise normal thyroid gland. I googled the DX "thyroid mass" and from the information I gathered, I would definitely code to 241.0. Hope this helps!

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-thyroid-mass.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thyroid_nodule
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Old 11-15-2010, 03:12 PM
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The nodule is a small mass with firm or hard consistency where you can get to its edges or margins . It can be a benign or malignant neoplasm. But the description of the original thread is "Thyroid mass ",. It can be a huge or medium or small , or cystic, or soft or firm or hard or irregular or regular OR of any, away from a description. with this statement of thyroid mass, I would like to go only with all its uncertainity, what I said before, until a biopsy taken and reported
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Old 11-17-2010, 12:04 PM
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I agree with Preserene 246.9
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