ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C11

Malignant neoplasm of nasopharynx

Diagnosis Code C11

ICD-10: C11
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of nasopharynx
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of nasopharynx
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C11

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity and pharynx (C00-C14)
      • Malignant neoplasm of nasopharynx (C11)

Information for Medical Professionals

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C11 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    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 what part of the throat is affected. The different parts of the throat are called the oropharynx, the hypopharynx, and the nasopharynx. Sometimes the larynx, or voice box, is also included.

    The main risk factors for throat cancer are smoking or using smokeless tobacco and use of alcohol.

    Symptoms of throat cancer may include

    • Trouble breathing or speaking
    • Frequent headaches
    • Pain or ringing in the ears
    • Trouble swallowing
    • Ear pain

    Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

    NIH: National Cancer Institute

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

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