Diagnosis Code C24.8
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code C24.8 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
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.
- 156.8 - Malig neo biliary NEC
- Overlapping malignant neoplasm of biliary tract
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C24.8 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 involving both intrahepatic and extrahepatic bile ducts
- Primary malignant neoplasm of two or more contiguous sites of biliary tract
Table of Neoplasms
The code C24.8 is included in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.
Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.
The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.
|»bile or biliary (tract)|
»duct or passage (common) (cystic) (extrahepatic)
|»extrahepatic (bile) duct|
»overlapping lesion with gallbladder
»overlapping lesion with extrahepatic bile ducts
Information for Patients
Bile Duct Cancer
Also called: Cholangiocarcinoma
Your liver makes a digestive juice called bile. Your gallbladder stores it between meals. When you eat, your gallbladder pushes the bile into tubes called bile ducts. They carry the bile to your small intestine. The bile helps break down fat. It also helps the liver get rid of toxins and wastes.
Bile duct cancer is rare. It can happen in the parts of the bile ducts that are outside or inside the liver. Cancer of the bile duct outside of the liver is much more common. Risk factors include having inflammation of the bile duct, ulcerative colitis, and some liver diseases.
Symptoms can include
- Itchy skin
- Abdominal pain
Tests to diagnose bile duct cancer may include a physical exam, imaging tests of the liver and bile ducts, blood tests, and a biopsy.
Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.
NIH: National Cancer Institute
- Biliary stricture (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Cholangiocarcinoma (Medical Encyclopedia)
- ERCP (Medical Encyclopedia)
- What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)