ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C7A.020

Malignant carcinoid tumor of the appendix

Diagnosis Code C7A.020

ICD-10: C7A.020
Short Description: Malignant carcinoid tumor of the appendix
Long Description: Malignant carcinoid tumor of the appendix
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C7A.020

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neuroendocrine tumors (C7A)
      • Malignant neuroendocrine tumors (C7A)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C7A.020 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 338 - APPENDECTOMY WITH COMPLICATED PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS WITH MCC
  • 339 - APPENDECTOMY WITH COMPLICATED PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS WITH CC
  • 340 - APPENDECTOMY WITH COMPLICATED PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS WITHOUT CC/MCC
  • 341 - APPENDECTOMY WITHOUT COMPLICATED PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS WITH MCC
  • 342 - APPENDECTOMY WITHOUT COMPLICATED PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS WITH CC
  • 343 - APPENDECTOMY WITHOUT COMPLICATED PRINCIPAL DIAGNOSIS WITHOUT CC/MCC

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  • 209.11 - Malig carcinoid appendix

Synonyms
  • Carcinoid tumor of appendix
  • Malignant carcinoid tumor of appendix
  • Malignant carcinoid tumor of large intestine
  • Malignant tumor of appendix
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of appendix

Information for Patients


Carcinoid Tumors

Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing cancers. They usually start in the lining of the digestive tract or in the lungs. They grow slowly and don't produce symptoms in the early stages. As a result, the average age of people diagnosed with digestive or lung carcinoids is about 60.

In later stages the tumors sometimes produce hormones that can cause carcinoid syndrome. The syndrome causes flushing of the face and upper chest, diarrhea, and trouble breathing.

Surgery is the main treatment for carcinoid tumors. If they haven't spread to other parts of the body, surgery can cure the cancer.

  • 5-HIAA
  • Carcinoid syndrome
  • Serum serotonin level


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