ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C63.1

Malignant neoplasm of spermatic cord

Diagnosis Code C63.1

ICD-10: C63.1
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of spermatic cord
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of spermatic cord
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C63.1

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of male genital organs (C60-C63)
      • Malignant neoplasm of other and unsp male genital organs (C63)

Table of Neoplasms

The code C63.1 is included in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»cord (true) (vocal)
  »spermatic
C63.1C79.82D07.69D29.8D40.8D49.59
»spermatic cord
C63.1C79.82D07.69D29.8D40.8D49.59
»vas deferens
C63.1C79.82D07.69D29.8D40.8D49.59

Information for Patients


Testicular Cancer

Testicles, or testes, make male hormones and sperm. They are two egg-shaped organs inside the scrotum, the loose sac of skin behind the penis. You can get cancer in one or both testicles.

Testicular cancer mainly affects young men between the ages of 20 and 39. It is also more common in men who

  • Have had abnormal testicle development
  • Have had an undescended testicle
  • Have a family history of the cancer

Symptoms include pain, swelling, or lumps in your testicles or groin area. Doctors use a physical exam, lab tests, imaging tests, and a biopsy to diagnose testicular cancer. Most cases can be treated, especially if found early. Treatment options include surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Regular exams after treatment are important.

Treatments may also cause infertility. If you may want children later on, you should consider sperm banking before treatment.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Testicle lump (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Testicular biopsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Testicular cancer (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Testicular self-examination (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • 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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