ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C41.2

Malignant neoplasm of vertebral column

Diagnosis Code C41.2

ICD-10: C41.2
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of vertebral column
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of vertebral column
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C41.2

Valid for Submission
The code C41.2 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/artic cartl of and unsp sites (C41)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C41.2 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 456 - SPINAL FUSION EXCEPT CERVICAL WITH SPINAL CURVATURE OR MALIGNANCY OR INFECTION OR EXTENSIVE FUSIONS WITH
  • 457 - SPINAL FUSION EXCEPT CERVICAL WITH SPINAL CURVATURE OR MALIGNANCY OR INFECTION OR EXTENSIVE FUSIONS WITH
  • 458 - SPINAL FUSION EXCEPT CERVICAL WITH SPINAL CURVATURE OR MALIGNANCY OR INFECTION OR EXTENSIVE FUSIONS WITH

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  • 170.2 - Malig neo vertebrae

Synonyms
  • Chordoma of lumbar spine
  • Chordoma of thoracic spine
  • Lumbar mass
  • Lumbar mass
  • Malignant neoplasm of cervical vertebra
  • Malignant neoplasm of lumbar vertebra
  • Malignant neoplasm of thoracic vertebra
  • Malignant neoplasm of thoracic vertebral column
  • Malignant tumor of vertebral column
  • Mass of cervical spine
  • Mass of cervical spine
  • Mass of thoracic vertebrae
  • Neoplasm of cervical vertebral column
  • Neoplasm of lumbar vertebral column
  • Neoplasm of vertebra
  • Neoplasm of vertebra
  • Neoplasm of vertebra
  • Neoplasm of vertebra
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of cervical vertebral column
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of lumbar vertebral column
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of thoracic vertebral column
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of vertebral column
  • Sarcoma of back
  • Sarcoma of vertebra

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C41.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Table of Neoplasms

The code C41.2 is included in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»atlas
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »atlas
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »axis
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »back NEC
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »intervertebral cartilage or disc
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »spine, spinal (column)
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»bone (periosteum)
  »vertebra (column)
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
  »intervertebral
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»disc, intervertebral
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»intervertebral cartilage or disc
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»nucleus pulposus
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»spine, spinal (column)
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»spine, spinal (column)
  »lumbosacral
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2
»vertebra (column)
C41.2C79.51D16.6D48.0D49.2

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bone lesion biopsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bone tumor (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Ewing sarcoma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Osteosarcoma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • 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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Chordoma A chordoma is a rare type of cancerous tumor that can occur anywhere along the spine, from the base of the skull to the tailbone. Chordomas grow slowly, gradually extending into the bone and soft tissue around them. They often recur after treatment, and in about 40 percent of cases the cancer spreads (metastasizes) to other areas of the body, such as the lungs.Approximately half of all chordomas occur at the base of the spine (sacrum), about one third occur in the base of the skull (occiput), and the rest occur in the cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), or lumbar (lower back) vertebrae of the spine. As the chordoma grows, it puts pressure on the adjacent areas of the brain or spinal cord, leading to the signs and symptoms of the disorder. A chordoma anywhere along the spine may cause pain, weakness, or numbness in the back, arms, or legs. A chordoma at the base of the skull (occipital chordoma) may lead to double vision (diplopia) and headaches. A chordoma that occurs in the tailbone (coccygeal chordoma) may result in a lump large enough to be felt through the skin and may cause problems with bladder or bowel function.Chordomas typically occur in adults between ages 40 and 70. About 5 percent of chordomas are diagnosed in children. For reasons that are unclear, males are affected about twice as often as females.
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