ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C23

Malignant neoplasm of gallbladder

Diagnosis Code C23

ICD-10: C23
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of gallbladder
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of gallbladder
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C23

Valid for Submission
The code C23 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs (C15-C26)
      • Malignant neoplasm of gallbladder (C23)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C23 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 435 - MALIGNANCY OF HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEM OR PANCREAS WITH MCC
  • 436 - MALIGNANCY OF HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEM OR PANCREAS WITH CC
  • 437 - MALIGNANCY OF HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEM OR PANCREAS WITHOUT CC/MCC

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  • 156.0 - Malig neo gallbladder

Synonyms
  • Carcinoma of gallbladder
  • Local recurrence of malignant tumor of gallbladder
  • Malignant tumor of gallbladder
  • Metastasis from malignant tumor of gallbladder
  • Neoplasm of gallbladder
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of gallbladder

Information for Patients


Gallbladder Cancer

Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ under your liver. It stores bile, a fluid made by your liver to digest fat. As your stomach and intestines digest food, your gallbladder releases bile through a tube called the common bile duct. The duct connects your gallbladder and liver to your small intestine.

Cancer of the gallbladder is rare. It is more common in women and Native Americans. Symptoms include

  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes)
  • Pain above the stomach
  • Fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Lumps in the abdomen

It is hard to diagnose gallbladder cancer in its early stages. Sometimes doctors find it when they remove the gallbladder for another reason. But people with gallstones rarely have gallbladder cancer. Because it is often found late, it can be hard to treat gallbladder cancer. Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination.

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