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ICD-10 code: D13.6

Chapter: Neoplasms

Understanding Benign Neoplasm of Pancreas

Benign neoplasm of pancreas is a type of tumor that develops in the pancreas. While most pancreatic tumors are malignant, meaning they are cancerous, benign neoplasms are non-cancerous and do not spread to other parts of the body.

There are different types of benign neoplasms of the pancreas, including:

  1. Serous cystadenoma: This type of tumor is filled with fluid and is typically found in older women. It is usually small and does not cause any symptoms.
  2. Mucinous cystadenoma: This type of tumor is also filled with fluid, but it is more common in younger women. It can grow larger and cause symptoms if it presses on other organs.
  3. Insulinoma: This type of tumor develops in the cells that produce insulin. It can cause low blood sugar levels and symptoms such as sweating, dizziness, and fainting.
  4. Non-functioning pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors: These tumors do not produce any hormones and do not cause any symptoms unless they grow large enough to press on other organs.

Benign neoplasms of the pancreas are usually detected during imaging tests such as CT scans or MRIs that are done for other reasons. In some cases, they may be found during a routine physical exam.

Treatment for benign neoplasms of the pancreas depends on the type of tumor and whether it is causing any symptoms. In many cases, observation and monitoring may be recommended to watch for any changes in the tumor. Surgery may be necessary if the tumor is causing symptoms or if there is a risk of it becoming cancerous.

If you have been diagnosed with a benign neoplasm of the pancreas, it is important to work closely with your healthcare provider to determine the best course of treatment for your individual situation.


While benign neoplasms of the pancreas are non-cancerous, they can still cause symptoms and may require treatment. Understanding the different types of tumors and their symptoms can help you work with your healthcare provider to determine the best course of action.

Diagnosis Codes for Benign neoplasm of pancreas | D13.6