ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C43.70

Malignant melanoma of unspecified lower limb, including hip

Diagnosis Code C43.70

ICD-10: C43.70
Short Description: Malignant melanoma of unspecified lower limb, including hip
Long Description: Malignant melanoma of unspecified lower limb, including hip
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C43.70

Valid for Submission
The code C43.70 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Melanoma and other malignant neoplasms of skin (C43-C44)
      • Malignant melanoma of skin (C43)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C43.70 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • MAJOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC 595
  • MAJOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC 596

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Synonyms
  • Malignant melanoma of ankle
  • Malignant melanoma of foot
  • Malignant melanoma of foot
  • Malignant melanoma of hip
  • Malignant melanoma of knee
  • Malignant melanoma of knee
  • Malignant melanoma of lower leg
  • Malignant melanoma of popliteal fossa area
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of ankle
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of foot
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of hip
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of knee
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of lower leg
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of lower limb
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of popliteal area
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of thigh
  • Malignant melanoma of skin of toe
  • Malignant melanoma of toe
  • Neoplasm of skin of ankle
  • Neoplasm of skin of hip
  • Neoplasm of skin of lower leg
  • Neoplasm of skin of popliteal area
  • Neoplasm of skin of thigh
  • Neoplasm of skin of toe

Information for Patients


Melanoma

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. Often the first sign of melanoma is a change in the size, shape, color, or feel of a mole. Most melanomas have a black or black-blue area. Melanoma may also appear as a new mole. It may be black, abnormal, or "ugly looking."

Thinking of "ABCDE" can help you remember what to watch for:

  • Asymmetry - the shape of one half does not match the other
  • Border - the edges are ragged, blurred or irregular
  • Color - the color is uneven and may include shades of black, brown and tan
  • Diameter - there is a change in size, usually an increase
  • Evolving - the mole has changed over the past few weeks or months

Surgery is the first treatment of all stages of melanoma. Other treatments include chemotherapy and radiation, biologic, and targeted therapies. Biologic therapy boosts your body's own ability to fight cancer. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma of the eye
  • 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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