ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C48.1

Malignant neoplasm of specified parts of peritoneum

Diagnosis Code C48.1

ICD-10: C48.1
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of specified parts of peritoneum
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of specified parts of peritoneum
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C48.1

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Malignant neoplasms of mesothelial and soft tissue (C45-C49)
      • Malignant neoplasm of retroperitoneum and peritoneum (C48)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C48.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Malignant neoplasm of mesentery
  • Malignant neoplasm of mesocecum
  • Malignant neoplasm of mesocolon
  • Malignant neoplasm of mesorectum
  • Malignant neoplasm of omentum
  • Malignant neoplasm of pelvic peritoneum
  • Malignant neoplasm of specified parts of peritoneum
  • Malignant neoplasm of the pouch of Douglas
  • Neoplasm of omentum
  • Neoplasm of parietal peritoneum
  • Neoplasm of rectouterine pouch
  • Neoplasm of rectouterine pouch
  • Neoplasm of the mesocolon
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of omentum
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of parietal peritoneum
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of pelvic peritoneum
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of rectouterine pouch
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of the mesentery
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of the mesocolon
  • Sarcoma of mesentery
  • Sarcoma of omentum
  • Sarcoma of pelvic peritoneum
  • Sarcoma of peritoneum
  • Sarcoma of peritoneum
  • Sarcoma of peritoneum

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C48.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients


Also called: Carcinoma, Malignancy, Neoplasms, Tumor

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Peritoneal Disorders

Your peritoneum is the tissue that lines your abdominal wall and covers most of the organs in your abdomen. A liquid, peritoneal fluid, lubricates the surface of this tissue.

Disorders of the peritoneum are not common. They include

  • Peritonitis - an inflammation of the peritoneum
  • Cancer
  • Complications from peritoneal dialysis

Your doctor may use imaging tests or lab tests to analyze the peritoneal fluid to diagnose the problem. Treatment of peritoneal disorders depends on the cause.

  • Peritonitis
  • Peritonitis - secondary
  • Peritonitis - spontaneous
  • Retroperitoneal inflammation

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