Diagnosis Code C12
Information for Medical Professionals
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 148.1 - Mal neo pyriform sinus
- Malignant tumor of pyriform fossa
- Neoplasm of pyriform sinus
- Primary malignant neoplasm of pyriform sinus
- Primary squamous cell carcinoma of pyriform sinus
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C12 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of “other specified” codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Malignant neoplasm of pyriform fossa
Information for Patients
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
- Swallowing problems
- Throat or larynx cancer
- What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)