ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C78.5

Secondary malignant neoplasm of large intestine and rectum

Diagnosis Code C78.5

ICD-10: C78.5
Short Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of large intestine and rectum
Long Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of large intestine and rectum
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C78.5

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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 C78.5 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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  • 197.5 - Sec malig neo lg bowel

Synonyms
  • Malignant neoplasm of rectum, rectosigmoid junction and anus
  • Malignant tumor involving rectum by direct extension from endometrium
  • Malignant tumor involving rectum by direct extension from fallopian tube
  • Malignant tumor involving rectum by direct extension from ovary
  • Malignant tumor involving rectum by direct extension from prostate
  • Malignant tumor involving rectum by direct extension from uterine cervix
  • Malignant tumor involving rectum by direct extension from uterus
  • Malignant tumor involving rectum by direct extension from vagina
  • Malignant tumor involving rectum by separate metastasis from endometrium
  • Malignant tumor involving rectum by separate metastasis from fallopian tube
  • Malignant tumor involving rectum by separate metastasis from ovary
  • Malignant tumor involving rectum by separate metastasis from prostate
  • Malignant tumor involving rectum by separate metastasis from uterine cervix
  • Malignant tumor involving rectum by separate metastasis from uterus
  • Malignant tumor involving rectum by separate metastasis from vagina
  • Malignant tumor of anal canal
  • Malignant tumor of appendix
  • Malignant tumor of ascending colon
  • Malignant tumor of ascending colon
  • Malignant tumor of cecum
  • Malignant tumor of descending colon
  • Malignant tumor of descending colon
  • Malignant tumor of hepatic flexure
  • Malignant tumor of rectosigmoid junction
  • Malignant tumor of splenic flexure
  • Mass of hepatic flexure of colon
  • Metastasis to colon of unknown primary
  • Metastasis to large intestine of unknown primary
  • Metastasis to rectum of unknown primary
  • Neoplasm of anal canal
  • Neoplasm of hepatic flexure of colon
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of anal canal
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of anus
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of appendix
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of ascending colon
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of cecum
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of colon
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of descending colon
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of hepatic flexure of colon
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of large intestine
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of large intestine and rectum
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of rectosigmoid junction
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of rectum
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of sigmoid colon
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of splenic flexure of colon
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of transverse colon

Information for Patients


Colorectal Cancer

Also called: Colon cancer, Rectal cancer

The colon and rectum are part of the large intestine. Colorectal cancer occurs when tumors form in the lining of the large intestine. It is common in both men and women. The risk of developing colorectal cancer rises after age 50. You're also more likely to get it if you have colorectal polyps, a family history of colorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease, eat a diet high in fat, or smoke.

Symptoms of colorectal cancer include

  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • A feeling that your bowel does not empty completely
  • Blood (either bright red or very dark) in your stool
  • Stools that are narrower than usual
  • Frequent gas pains or cramps, or feeling full or bloated
  • Weight loss with no known reason
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting

Because you may not have symptoms at first, it's important to have screening tests. Everyone over 50 should get screened. Tests include colonoscopy and tests for blood in the stool. Treatments for colorectal cancer include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination. Surgery can usually cure it when it is found early.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Abdominal radiation - discharge
  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • Colon cancer
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Large bowel resection
  • Lower GI Series - NIH (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)
  • Understanding Chemotherapy - 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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