ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C44.509

Unsp malignant neoplasm of skin of other part of trunk

Diagnosis Code C44.509

ICD-10: C44.509
Short Description: Unsp malignant neoplasm of skin of other part of trunk
Long Description: Unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin of other part of trunk
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C44.509

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The code C44.509 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • 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 C44.509 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 606 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 607 - MINOR SKIN DISORDERS WITHOUT MCC

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Synonyms
  • Carcinoma of skin of trunk
  • Malignant neoplasm of skin of abdominal wall
  • Malignant neoplasm of skin of axillary fold
  • Malignant neoplasm of skin of scapular region
  • Malignant neoplasm of skin of trunk
  • Malignant neoplasm of skin of upper limb and shoulder
  • Neoplasm of skin of axilla
  • Neoplasm of skin of axilla
  • Neoplasm of skin of buttock
  • Neoplasm of skin of groin
  • Neoplasm of skin of umbilicus
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of axilla
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of chest wall
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of skin of abdomen
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of skin of axilla
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of skin of back
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of skin of buttock
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of skin of chest
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of skin of groin
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of skin of trunk
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of skin of umbilicus
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of skin of upper limb
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of soft tissues of buttock
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of soft tissues of lower limb
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of soft tissues of thorax

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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