ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C25.9

Malignant neoplasm of pancreas, unspecified

Diagnosis Code C25.9

ICD-10: C25.9
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of pancreas, unspecified
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of pancreas, unspecified
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C25.9

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs (C15-C26)
      • Malignant neoplasm of pancreas (C25)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C25.9 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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  • 157.9 - Malig neo pancreas NOS

Synonyms
  • Adenocarcinoma of pancreas
  • Carcinoma of pancreas
  • Cyst of pancreas
  • Cystadenocarcinoma of pancreas
  • Local recurrence of malignant tumor of pancreas
  • Malignant cystic tumor of exocrine pancreas
  • Malignant tumor of exocrine pancreas
  • Malignant tumor of pancreas
  • Metastasis from malignant tumor of pancreas
  • Neoplastic cyst of pancreas
  • Primary adenocarcinoma of pancreas
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of pancreas

Information for Patients


Pancreatic Cancer

The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces the juices that help break down food and the hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Pancreatic cancer usually begins in the cells that produce the juices. Some risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer include

  • Smoking
  • Long-term diabetes
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Certain hereditary disorders

Pancreatic cancer is hard to catch early. It doesn't cause symptoms right away. When you do get symptoms, they are often vague or you may not notice them. They include yellowing of the skin and eyes, pain in the abdomen and back, weight loss and fatigue. Also, because the pancreas is hidden behind other organs, health care providers cannot see or feel the tumors during routine exams. Doctors use a physical exam, blood tests, imaging tests, and a biopsy to diagnose it.

Because it is often found late and it spreads quickly, pancreatic cancer can be hard to treat. Possible treatments include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells.

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