Diagnosis Code C16.9
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code C16.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH MCC 374
- DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH CC 375
- DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC 376
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
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.
- 151.9 - Malig neopl stomach NOS
- Adenocarcinoma of stomach
- Carcinoma of stomach
- Early gastric cancer
- Gastroduodenal disorder
- Late gastric cancer
- Local recurrence of malignant tumor of stomach
- Malignant tumor of esophagus, stomach and duodenum
- Malignant tumor of stomach
- Metastasis from malignant tumor of stomach
- Primary malignant neoplasm of stomach
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C16.9 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.
- Gastric cancer NOS
Replaced Code Replaced Code
The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has published an update to the ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes which became effective October 1, 2016. This codes was replaced for the FY 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017).
This code was replaced in the 2017 ICD-10 code set with the code(s) listed below.
- C49.A2 - Gastrointestinal stromal tumor of stomach
Information for Patients
Also called: Gastric cancer
The stomach is an organ between the esophagus and the small intestine. It mixes food with stomach acid and helps digest protein. Stomach cancer mostly affects older people - two-thirds of people who have it are over age 65. Your risk of getting it is also higher if you
- Have had a Helicobacter pylori infection
- Have had stomach inflammation
- Are a man
- Eat lots of salted, smoked, or pickled foods
- Smoke cigarettes
- Have a family history of stomach cancer
It is hard to diagnose stomach cancer in its early stages. Indigestion and stomach discomfort can be symptoms of early cancer, but other problems can cause the same symptoms. In advanced cases, there may be blood in your stool, vomiting, unexplained weight loss, jaundice, or trouble swallowing. Doctors diagnose stomach cancer with a physical exam, blood and imaging tests, an endoscopy, and a biopsy.
Because it is often found late, it can be hard to treat stomach cancer. Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or a combination.
NIH: National Cancer Institute
- Abdominal radiation - discharge
- After chemotherapy - discharge
- Radiation enteritis
- Stomach cancer
- Understanding Chemotherapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
- What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)