ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C46.1

Kaposi's sarcoma of soft tissue

Diagnosis Code C46.1

ICD-10: C46.1
Short Description: Kaposi's sarcoma of soft tissue
Long Description: Kaposi's sarcoma of soft tissue
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C46.1

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Malignant neoplasms of mesothelial and soft tissue (C45-C49)
      • Kaposi's sarcoma (C46)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C46.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • 176.1 - Sft tisue - kpsi's srcma

  • Kaposi's sarcoma of soft tissue

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C46.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Kaposi's Sarcoma

Also called: KS

Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) is a cancer that causes patches of abnormal tissue to grow under the skin, in the lining of the mouth, nose, and throat, in lymph nodes, or in other organs. These patches, or lesions, are usually red or purple. They are made of cancer cells, blood vessels, and blood cells.

KS is caused by infection with human herpesvirus-8 (HHV-8). Most people infected with HHV-8 don't get KS. It usually happens in

  • People with weak immune systems, due to HIV/AIDS, drugs taken after an organ transplant, or another disease
  • Older men of Jewish or Mediterranean descent
  • Young men in Africa

The skin lesions may not cause symptoms. But they can spread to other parts of the body, especially in people with HIV/AIDS. If they spread to the digestive tract or lungs, they can cause bleeding. Lesions on the lungs can also make it hard to breathe.

Treatment depends on where the lesions are and how bad they are. Options include radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, and biologic therapy. People with HIV/AIDS also take HIV/AIDS Medicines.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • Kaposi sarcoma
  • 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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