ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C49.3

Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of thorax

Diagnosis Code C49.3

ICD-10: C49.3
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of thorax
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of thorax
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C49.3

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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 C49.3 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

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

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Synonyms
  • Leiomyosarcoma of lower esophagus
  • Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of axilla
  • Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of thorax
  • Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissues of thoracic spine
  • Malignant tumor of soft tissue of thorax
  • Neoplasm of blood vessel of axilla
  • Neoplasm of blood vessel of thorax
  • Neoplasm of blood vessel of thorax
  • Neoplasm of diaphragm
  • Neoplasm of great vessels
  • Neoplasm of muscle of thorax
  • Neoplasm of muscle of thorax
  • Neoplasm of soft tissues of axilla
  • Neoplasm of soft tissues of axilla
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of axilla
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of axilla
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of axilla
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of thorax
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of trunk
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of upper limb
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of diaphragm
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of great vessels
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of muscle of thorax
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of muscle of trunk
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of soft tissues of axilla
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of soft tissues of thorax

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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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