ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C08.9

Malignant neoplasm of major salivary gland, unspecified

Diagnosis Code C08.9

ICD-10: C08.9
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of major salivary gland, unspecified
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of major salivary gland, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C08.9


Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity and pharynx (C00-C14)
      • Malignant neoplasm of other and unsp major salivary glands (C08)

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma of salivary gland
  • Malignant mixed tumor of salivary gland
  • Malignant tumor of major salivary gland
  • Malignant tumor of salivary gland
  • Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of salivary gland
  • Neoplasm of salivary gland duct
  • Overlapping malignant neoplasm of major salivary gland
  • Polymorphous low grade adenocarcinoma of salivary gland
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of major salivary gland
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of salivary gland duct

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C08.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Salivary Gland Cancer

Your salivary glands make saliva - sometimes called spit - and empty it into your mouth through openings called ducts. Saliva makes your food moist, which helps you chew and swallow. It helps you digest your food. It also cleans your mouth and contains antibodies that can kill germs.

Salivary gland cancer is a type of head and neck cancer. It is rare. It may not cause any symptoms, or you could notice

  • A lump in your ear, cheek, jaw, lip, or inside the mouth
  • Fluid draining from your ear
  • Trouble swallowing or opening the mouth widely
  • Numbness, weakness, or pain in your face

Doctors diagnose salivary gland cancer using a physical exam, imaging tests, and a biopsy. Treatment can include surgery, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • Salivary gland biopsy
  • Salivary gland tumors
  • Sialogram
  • Swallowing problems
  • 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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