ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C49.20

Malig neoplm of conn and soft tiss of unsp low limb, inc hip

Diagnosis Code C49.20

ICD-10: C49.20
Short Description: Malig neoplm of conn and soft tiss of unsp low limb, inc hip
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of unspecified lower limb, including hip
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C49.20

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The code C49.20 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of mesothelial and soft tissue (C45-C49)
      • Malignant neoplasm of other connective and soft tissue (C49)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C49.20 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)

  • 542 - PATHOLOGICAL FRACTURES AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE MALIGNANCY WITH MCC
  • 543 - PATHOLOGICAL FRACTURES AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE MALIGNANCY WITH CC
  • 544 - PATHOLOGICAL FRACTURES AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND CONNECTIVE TISSUE MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC

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Synonyms
  • Malignant melanoma of foot
  • Malignant melanoma of great toe
  • Malignant melanoma of heel
  • Malignant melanoma of lower limb
  • Malignant melanoma of toe
  • Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of foot
  • Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of great toe
  • Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of hip
  • Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of hip and lower limb
  • Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of lower leg
  • Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of popliteal space
  • Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of thigh and upper leg
  • Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of toe
  • Malignant tumor of soft tissue of hip
  • Neoplasm of blood vessel of foot
  • Neoplasm of blood vessel of foot
  • Neoplasm of blood vessel of lower leg
  • Neoplasm of blood vessel of popliteal space
  • Neoplasm of blood vessel of thigh
  • Neoplasm of blood vessel of toe
  • Neoplasm of muscle of hip
  • Neoplasm of soft tissues of hip
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of foot
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of hip
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of lower leg
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of lower limb
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of popliteal space
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of thigh
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of toe
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of lower leg
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of muscle of hip
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of muscle of lower limb
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of muscle of trunk
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of soft tissues of hip
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of soft tissues of lower limb
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of thigh

Information for Patients


Cancer

Also called: Carcinoma, Malignancy, Neoplasms, Tumor

Cancer begins in your cells, which are the building blocks of your body. Normally, your body forms new cells as you need them, replacing old cells that die. Sometimes this process goes wrong. New cells grow even when you don't need them, and old cells don't die when they should. These extra cells can form a mass called a tumor. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer while malignant ones are. Cells from malignant tumors can invade nearby tissues. They can also break away and spread to other parts of the body.

Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for where they start. For example, lung cancer starts in the lung, and breast cancer starts in the breast. The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another is called metastasis. Symptoms and treatment depend on the cancer type and how advanced it is. Most treatment plans may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. Some may involve hormone therapy, biologic therapy, or stem cell transplantation.

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Connective Tissue Disorders

Connective tissue is the material inside your body that supports many of its parts. It is the "cellular glue" that gives your tissues their shape and helps keep them strong. It also helps some of your tissues do their work. Cartilage and fat are examples of connective tissue.

There are over 200 disorders that impact connective tissue. Some, like cellulitis, are the result of an infection. Injuries can cause connective tissue disorders, such as scars. Others, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome, and osteogenesis imperfecta, are genetic. Still others, like scleroderma, have no known cause. Each disorder has its own symptoms and needs different treatment.

  • Dupuytrens contracture


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