ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C40.20

Malignant neoplasm of long bones of unspecified lower limb

Diagnosis Code C40.20

ICD-10: C40.20
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of long bones of unspecified lower limb
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of long bones of unspecified lower limb
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C40.20

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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 C40.20 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
  • Adamantinoma of femur
  • Adamantinoma of long bone
  • Adamantinoma of long bone
  • Carcinoma of lower limb bones
  • Malignant neoplasm of bone of lower limb
  • Malignant neoplasm of long bone of lower leg
  • Malignant neoplasm of long bone of lower limb
  • Malignant neoplasm of metatarsal bone of foot
  • Mass of tibia
  • Mass of tibia
  • Neoplasm of femur
  • Neoplasm of femur
  • Neoplasm of fibula
  • Neoplasm of fibula
  • Neoplasm of metatarsal bone
  • Neoplasm of patella
  • Neoplasm of tibia
  • Neoplasm of tibia
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of bone of lower limb
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of femur
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of fibula
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of long bone of lower limb
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of lower leg
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of lower leg
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of metatarsal bone
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of patella
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of thigh
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of tibia
  • Sarcoma of femur
  • Sarcoma of fibula
  • Sarcoma of tibia
  • Tibial adamantinoma

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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