ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C78.2

Secondary malignant neoplasm of pleura

Diagnosis Code C78.2

ICD-10: C78.2
Short Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of pleura
Long Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of pleura
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C78.2

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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 C78.2 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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  • 197.2 - Second malig neo pleura

Synonyms
  • Malignant neoplasm of parietal pleura
  • Malignant neoplasm of visceral pleura
  • Metastasis to pleura of unknown primary
  • Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma
  • Neoplasm of parietal pleura
  • Neoplasm of visceral pleura
  • Pleural invasion by tumor present
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of parietal pleura
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of pleura
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of visceral pleura
  • Squamous cell carcinoma metastatic to pleura
  • Visceral pleura invasion by tumor present

Table of Neoplasms

The code C78.2 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
»pleura, pleural (cavity)
C38.4C78.2D19.0D38.2D49.1
»pleura, pleural (cavity)
  »parietal
C38.4C78.2D19.0D38.2D49.1
»pleura, pleural (cavity)
  »visceral
C38.4C78.2D19.0D38.2D49.1

Information for Patients


Cancer

Also called: Carcinoma, Malignancy, Neoplasms, Tumor

Cancer begins in your cells, which are the building blocks of your body. Normally, your body forms new cells as you need them, replacing old cells that die. Sometimes this process goes wrong. New cells grow even when you don't need them, and old cells don't die when they should. These extra cells can form a mass called a tumor. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer while malignant ones are. Cells from malignant tumors can invade nearby tissues. They can also break away and spread to other parts of the body.

Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for where they start. For example, lung cancer starts in the lung, and breast cancer starts in the breast. The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another is called metastasis. Symptoms and treatment depend on the cancer type and how advanced it is. Most treatment plans may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. Some may involve hormone therapy, immunotherapy or other types of biologic therapy, or stem cell transplantation.

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Pleural Disorders

Your pleura is a large, thin sheet of tissue that wraps around the outside of your lungs and lines the inside of your chest cavity. Between the layers of the pleura is a very thin space. Normally it's filled with a small amount of fluid. The fluid helps the two layers of the pleura glide smoothly past each other as your lungs breathe air in and out.

Disorders of the pleura include

  • Pleurisy - inflammation of the pleura that causes sharp pain with breathing
  • Pleural effusion - excess fluid in the pleural space
  • Pneumothorax - buildup of air or gas in the pleural space
  • Hemothorax - buildup of blood in the pleural space

Many different conditions can cause pleural problems. Viral infection is the most common cause of pleurisy. The most common cause of pleural effusion is congestive heart failure. Lung diseases, like COPD, tuberculosis, and acute lung injury, cause pneumothorax. Injury to the chest is the most common cause of hemothorax. Treatment focuses on removing fluid, air, or blood from the pleural space, relieving symptoms, and treating the underlying condition.

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