ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C13.9

Malignant neoplasm of hypopharynx, unspecified

Diagnosis Code C13.9

ICD-10: C13.9
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of hypopharynx, unspecified
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of hypopharynx, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C13.9

Valid for Submission
The code C13.9 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 hypopharynx (C13)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 148.9 - Mal neo hypopharynx NOS

Synonyms
  • Acantholytic squamous cell carcinoma
  • Adenosquamous carcinoma
  • Malignant epithelial neoplasm of hypopharynx
  • Malignant tumor of hypopharynx
  • Primary adenocarcinoma of hypopharynx
  • Primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of hypopharynx
  • Primary adenoid squamous cell carcinoma of hypopharynx
  • Primary adenosquamous carcinoma of hypopharynx
  • Primary basaloid carcinoma of hypopharynx
  • Primary basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of hypopharynx
  • Primary giant cell carcinoma of hypopharynx
  • Primary lymphoepithelial carcinoma of hypopharynx
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of hypopharynx
  • Primary mucoepidermoid carcinoma of hypopharynx
  • Primary papillary squamous cell carcinoma of hypopharynx
  • Primary salivary gland type carcinoma of hypopharynx
  • Primary spindle cell squamous cell carcinoma of hypopharynx
  • Primary squamous cell carcinoma of hypopharynx
  • Primary undifferentiated carcinoma of hypopharynx
  • Primary verrucous carcinoma of hypopharynx
  • Verrucous squamous cell carcinoma

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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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