ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C24.9

Malignant neoplasm of biliary tract, unspecified

Diagnosis Code C24.9

ICD-10: C24.9
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of biliary tract, unspecified
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of biliary tract, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C24.9

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs (C15-C26)
      • Malignant neoplasm of other and unsp parts of biliary tract (C24)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C24.9 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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  • 156.9 - Malig neo biliary NOS

Synonyms
  • 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


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

  • Jaundice
  • Itchy skin
  • Fever
  • 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
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • ERCP
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)


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