ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C10.9

Malignant neoplasm of oropharynx, unspecified

Diagnosis Code C10.9

ICD-10: C10.9
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of oropharynx, unspecified
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of oropharynx, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C10.9


Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity and pharynx (C00-C14)
      • Malignant neoplasm of oropharynx (C10)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 146.9 - Malig neo oropharynx NOS

Synonyms
  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma of oropharynx
  • Adenosquamous carcinoma
  • Malignant epithelial neoplasm of oropharynx
  • Malignant tumor of oropharynx
  • Oxyphilic adenocarcinoma
  • Primary acinar cell carcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary adenocarcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary adenosquamous carcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary basal cell adenocarcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary basaloid carcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary carcinoma ex pleomorphic adenoma of oropharynx
  • Primary clear cell adenocarcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary cystadenocarcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary epithelial-myoepithelial carcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary infiltrating duct carcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary lymphoepithelial carcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of oropharynx
  • Primary mucinous adenocarcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary mucoepidermoid carcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary myoepithelial carcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary oxyphilic adenocarcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary papillary adenocarcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary papillary squamous cell carcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary polymorphous low grade adenocarcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary salivary gland-type tumour of oropharynx
  • Primary spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma of oropharynx
  • Primary squamous cell carcinoma of oropharynx
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of oropharynx

Information for Patients


Throat Cancer

Also called: Hypopharyngeal cancer, Laryngeal cancer, Laryngopharyngeal cancer, Nasopharyngeal cancer, Oropharyngeal cancer, Pharyngeal cancer

Throat cancer is a type of head and neck cancer. Throat cancer has different names, depending on which part of the throat is affected. The different parts of your throat are called the oropharynx, the hypopharynx, the nasopharynx, and the larynx, or voice box.

The main risk factors for throat cancer are using tobacco heavy drinking. Certain types of throat cancer also have other risk factors. For example, having HPV is a risk factor for oropharyngeal cancer.

Symptoms of throat cancer may include

  • A sore throat that does not go away
  • A lump in the neck
  • Pain or ringing in the ears
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Ear pain

To diagnose throat cancers, doctors may do a physical exam and history, imaging tests, and a biopsy. You may also need other tests, depending on the type of cancer. Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Treatment for some types of throat cancer may also include targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Laryngectomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Swallowing problems (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Throat or larynx cancer (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)


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