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 V34.0)

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

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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
  • Tumor invades mediastinum

Table of Neoplasms

The code C78.1 is included in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»mediastinum, mediastinal
C38.3C78.1D15.2D38.3D49.89
»mediastinum, mediastinal
  »anterior
C38.1C78.1D15.2D38.3D49.89
»mediastinum, mediastinal
  »posterior
C38.2C78.1D15.2D38.3D49.89
»substernal
C38.1C78.1D15.2D38.3D49.89

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.

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