ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C44.41

Basal cell carcinoma of skin of scalp and neck

Diagnosis Code C44.41

ICD-10: C44.41
Short Description: Basal cell carcinoma of skin of scalp and neck
Long Description: Basal cell carcinoma of skin of scalp and neck
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C44.41

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Melanoma and other malignant neoplasms of skin (C43-C44)
      • Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin (C44)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C44.41 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • 173.41 - Bsl cell ca scalp/skn nk

  • Basal cell carcinoma of neck
  • Basal cell carcinoma of postauricular skin
  • Basal cell carcinoma of scalp
  • Malignant neoplasm of skin of scalp
  • Mass of postauricular region

Information for Patients

Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer. They usually form on the head, face, neck, hands, and arms. Another type of skin cancer, melanoma, is more dangerous but less common.

Anyone can get skin cancer, but it is more common in people who

  • Spend a lot of time in the sun or have been sunburned
  • Have light-colored skin, hair and eyes
  • Have a family member with skin cancer
  • Are over age 50

You should have your doctor check any suspicious skin markings and any changes in the way your skin looks. Treatment is more likely to work well when cancer is found early. If not treated, some types of skin cancer cells can spread to other tissues and organs. Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and biologic therapy. PDT uses a drug and a type of laser light to kill cancer cells. Biologic therapy boosts your body's own ability to fight cancer.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Actinic keratosis
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Skin lesion biopsy
  • Skin self-exam
  • Squamous cell skin cancer
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)

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