Diagnosis Code C24.9
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code C24.9 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)
- MALIGNANCY OF HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEM OR PANCREAS WITH MCC 435
- MALIGNANCY OF HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEM OR PANCREAS WITH CC 436
- MALIGNANCY OF HEPATOBILIARY SYSTEM OR PANCREAS WITHOUT CC/MCC 437
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- 156.9 - Malig neo biliary NOS
- Carcinoma liver and/or biliary system
- Malignant polyp of biliary tract
- Malignant tumor of biliary tract
- Primary malignant neoplasm of biliary tract
Information for Patients
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
- What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)