ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C40.00

Malig neoplasm of scapula and long bones of unsp upper limb

Diagnosis Code C40.00

ICD-10: C40.00
Short Description: Malig neoplasm of scapula and long bones of unsp upper limb
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of scapula and long bones of unspecified upper limb
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C40.00

Valid for Submission
The code C40.00 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of bone and articular cartilage (C40-C41)
      • Malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage of limbs (C40)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C40.00 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • PATHOLOGICAL FRACTURES AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE MALIGNANCY WITH MCC 542
  • PATHOLOGICAL FRACTURES AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE MALIGNANCY WITH CC 543
  • PATHOLOGICAL FRACTURES AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC 544

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Synonyms
  • Carcinoma of upper limb bones/scapula
  • Malignant neoplasm of humerus
  • Malignant neoplasm of scapula and long bones of upper arm
  • Malignant neoplasm of upper limb bones and scapula
  • Neoplasm of acromion
  • Neoplasm of radius
  • Neoplasm of radius
  • Neoplasm of ulna
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of acromion
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of bone of upper limb
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of forearm
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of forearm
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of long bone of upper limb
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of radius
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of scapula
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of shoulder
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of ulna
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of upper limb bones and scapula
  • Sarcoma of humerus
  • Sarcoma of radius
  • Sarcoma of scapula

Information for Patients


Bone Cancer

Cancer that starts in a bone is uncommon. Cancer that has spread to the bone from another part of the body is more common.

There are three types of bone cancer:

  • Osteosarcoma - occurs most often between ages 10 and 19. It is more common in the knee and upper arm.
  • Chondrosarcoma - starts in cartilage, usually after age 40
  • Ewing's sarcoma - occurs most often in children and teens under 19. It is more common in boys than girls.

The most common symptom of bone cancer is pain. Other symptoms vary, depending on the location and size of the cancer. Surgery is often the main treatment for bone cancer. Other treatments may include amputation, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Because bone cancer can come back after treatment, regular follow-up visits are important.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • Bone lesion biopsy
  • Bone tumor
  • Ewing sarcoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Understanding Chemotherapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)


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