D32.9: Benign neoplasm: Meninges, unspecified
You have abnormal tissue in the meninges, the linings of your brain. The abnormal tissue is benign.
On the outside of the brain and spinal cord there are three thin meninges (linings). A tough meninx, the dura mater, is on the outside. Below that are two soft meninges.
You have abnormal growth of meningeal tissue.
When there is abnormal growth of tissue in the meninges, then this is also referred to as a meningeal tumor. The tissue in the body is made up of cells. A tumor disorder involves the cells multiplying more than normal. This results in abnormal or excess tissue forming. A tumor can be benign or malignant. The meningeal tumor you have is benign.
Benign tumors do not destroy the healthy tissue and do not spread throughout the body. However, a meningeal tumor can crowd out the healthy tissue. This can cause you to have a headache or seizures, for example. Certain areas of the brain may also no longer work properly. You may then no longer be able to move certain muscles properly or the skin may tingle.
On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.
- G: Confirmed diagnosis
- V: Tentative diagnosis
- Z: Condition after
- A: Excluded diagnosis
- L: Left
- R: Right
- B: Both sides
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