ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C78.1

Secondary malignant neoplasm of mediastinum

Diagnosis Code C78.1

ICD-10: C78.1
Short Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of mediastinum
Long Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of mediastinum
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C78.1

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of ill-defined, other secondary and unspecified sites (C76-C80)
      • Secondary malignant neoplasm of resp and digestive organs (C78)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C78.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITH MCC 180
  • RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITH CC 181
  • RESPIRATORY NEOPLASMS WITHOUT CC/MCC 182

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  • 197.1 - Sec mal neo mediastinum

Synonyms
  • Malignant neoplasm of anterior mediastinum
  • Malignant neoplasm of posterior mediastinum
  • Mass of anterior mediastinum
  • Metastasis to mediastinum of unknown primary
  • Neoplasm of anterior mediastinum
  • Neoplasm of posterior mediastinum
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of anterior mediastinum
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of mediastinum
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of posterior mediastinum

Information for Patients


Lung Cancer

Also called: Bronchogenic carcinoma

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world. It is a leading cause of cancer death in men and women in the United States. Cigarette smoking causes most lung cancers. The more cigarettes you smoke per day and the earlier you started smoking, the greater your risk of lung cancer. High levels of pollution, radiation and asbestos exposure may also increase risk.

Common symptoms of lung cancer include

  • A cough that doesn't go away and gets worse over time
  • Constant chest pain
  • Coughing up blood
  • Shortness of breath, wheezing, or hoarseness
  • Repeated problems with pneumonia or bronchitis
  • Swelling of the neck and face
  • Loss of appetite or weight loss
  • Fatigue

Doctors diagnose lung cancer using a physical exam, imaging, and lab tests. Treatment depends on the type, stage, and how advanced it is. Treatments include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

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