ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C15.5

Malignant neoplasm of lower third of esophagus

Diagnosis Code C15.5

ICD-10: C15.5
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of lower third of esophagus
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of lower third of esophagus
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C15.5

Valid for Submission
The code C15.5 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs (C15-C26)
      • Malignant neoplasm of esophagus (C15)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C15.5 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH MCC 374
  • DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH CC 375
  • DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC 376

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Synonyms
  • Adenocarcinoma of esophagus
  • Adenocarcinoma of lower esophagus
  • Carcinoma of abdominal part of esophagus
  • Carcinoma of lower third of esophagus
  • Malignant tumor of abdominal part of esophagus
  • Malignant tumor of lower third of esophagus
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of abdominal esophagus
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of lower third of esophagus

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C15.5 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Esophageal Cancer

The esophagus is a hollow tube that carries food and liquids from your throat to your stomach. Early esophageal cancer usually does not cause symptoms. Later, you may have symptoms such as

  • Painful or difficult swallowing
  • Weight loss
  • A hoarse voice or cough that doesn't go away

You're at greater risk for getting esophageal cancer if you smoke, drink heavily, or have acid reflux. Your risk also goes up as you age

Your doctor uses imaging tests and a biopsy to diagnose esophageal cancer. Treatments include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. You might also need nutritional support, since the cancer or treatment may make it hard to swallow.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Coughing up blood
  • Diet and eating after esophagectomy
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Esophagectomy - minimally invasive
  • Esophagectomy - open
  • Swallowing problems
  • Understanding Chemotherapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • What to Know about Brachytherapy (A Type of Internal Radiation Therapy) - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)


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