ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C37

Malignant neoplasm of thymus

Diagnosis Code C37

ICD-10: C37
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of thymus
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of thymus
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C37

Valid for Submission
The code C37 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of respiratory and intrathoracic organs (C30-C39)
      • Malignant neoplasm of thymus (C37)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C37 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • MYELOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS OR POORLY DIFFERENTIATED NEOPLASMS WITH MAJOR O.R. PROCEDURE WITH MCC 826
  • MYELOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS OR POORLY DIFFERENTIATED NEOPLASMS WITH MAJOR O.R. PROCEDURE WITH CC 827
  • MYELOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS OR POORLY DIFFERENTIATED NEOPLASMS WITH MAJOR O.R. PROCEDURE WITHOUT CC/MCC 828
  • MYELOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS OR POORLY DIFFERENTIATED NEOPLASMS WITH OTHER O.R. PROCEDURE WITH CC/MCC 829
  • MYELOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS OR POORLY DIFFERENTIATED NEOPLASMS WITH OTHER O.R. PROCEDURE WITHOUT CC/MCC 830

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  • 164.0 - Malignant neopl thymus

Synonyms
  • Malignant neoplasm of thymus, heart and mediastinum
  • Malignant thymoma
  • Malignant tumor of thymus
  • Neoplasm of thymus
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of thymus
  • Primary small cell neoplasm of thymus
  • Thymoma
  • Thymoma
  • Type C thymoma

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C37 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Thymus Cancer

Also called: Thymoma

The thymus is a small organ in your upper chest, under your breastbone. Before birth and during childhood, the thymus helps the body make a type of white blood cell. These cells help protect you from infections.

Cancer of the thymus is rare. You are more likely to get it if you have other diseases such as myasthenia gravis, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Sometimes there are no symptoms. Other times, thymus cancer can cause

  • A cough that doesn't go away
  • Chest pain
  • Trouble breathing

Doctors use a physical exam, imaging tests, and a biopsy to diagnose thymus cancer. The most common treatment is surgery to remove the tumor. Other options include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Chest radiation - discharge
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)


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