Diagnosis Code C31.0
Information for Medical Professionals
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.
- 160.2 - Mal neo maxillary sinus
- Malignant melanoma of accessory sinus
- Malignant melanoma of maxillary sinus
- Malignant tumor of maxillary sinus
- Neoplasm of maxillary sinus
- Primary adenocarcinoma of accessory sinus
- Primary adenocarcinoma of maxillary sinus
- Primary carcinoma of maxillary sinus
- Primary malignant neoplasm of maxillary sinus
- Primary squamous cell carcinoma of accessory sinus
- Primary squamous cell carcinoma of maxillary sinus
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C31.0 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 of antrum (Highmore) (maxillary)
Information for Patients
Also called: Cancer of the nasal cavity, Cancer of the paranasal sinus
Your paranasal sinuses are small hollow spaces around the nose. They are lined with cells that make mucus, which keeps your nose from drying out. The nasal cavity is the passageway just behind your nose. Air passes through it on the way to your throat as you breathe.
Cancer of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses is rare. You are at greater risk if you are
- Male and over 40 years old
- Exposed to certain workplace chemicals
- Infected with HPV
- A smoker
There may be no symptoms at first, and later symptoms can be like those of infections. Doctors diagnose nasal cancer with imaging tests, lighted tube-like instruments that look inside the nose, and biopsies. Treatment options include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy.
NIH: National Cancer Institute
- After chemotherapy - discharge
- Understanding Chemotherapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
- What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)