ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C01

Malignant neoplasm of base of tongue

Diagnosis Code C01

ICD-10: C01
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of base of tongue
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of base of tongue
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C01

Valid for Submission
The code C01 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity and pharynx (C00-C14)
      • Malignant neoplasm of base of tongue (C01)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 141.0 - Mal neo tongue base

Synonyms
  • Carcinoma of base of tongue
  • Carcinoma of larynx
  • Carcinoma of supraglottis
  • Carcinoma of tongue base - dorsal surface
  • Malignant neoplasm of base of tongue dorsal surface
  • Malignant neoplasm of dorsal surface of tongue
  • Malignant neoplasm of dorsal surface of tongue
  • Malignant tumor of base of tongue
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of base of tongue
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of dorsal surface of tongue
  • Tongue carcinoma

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C01 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Table of Neoplasms

The code C01 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
»tongue
  »base (dorsal surface)
C01C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »fixed part NEC
C01C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »posterior (third)
C01C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »root
C01C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0
»tongue
  »surface (dorsal)
    »base
C01C79.89D00.07D10.1D37.02D49.0

Information for Patients


Oral Cancer

Oral cancer can form in any part of the mouth. Most oral cancers begin in the flat cells that cover the surfaces of your mouth, tongue, and lips. Anyone can get oral cancer, but the risk is higher if you are male, use tobacco, drink lots of alcohol, have HPV, or have a history of head or neck cancer. Frequent sun exposure is also a risk factor for lip cancer.

Symptoms of oral cancer include

  • White or red patches in your mouth
  • A mouth sore that won't heal
  • Bleeding in your mouth
  • Loose teeth
  • Problems or pain with swallowing
  • A lump in your neck
  • An earache

Tests to diagnose oral cancer include a physical exam, endoscopy, biopsy, and imaging tests. Oral cancer treatments may include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Some patients have a combination of treatments.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Head and Neck Radiation Treatment and Your Mouth - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Leukoplakia (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Oral cancer (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Oral Cancer - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Swallowing problems (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Tongue biopsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • 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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