ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C74.90

Malignant neoplasm of unsp part of unspecified adrenal gland

Diagnosis Code C74.90

ICD-10: C74.90
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of unsp part of unspecified adrenal gland
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of unspecified part of unspecified adrenal gland
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C74.90

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other endocrine glands (C73-C75)
      • Malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland (C74)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C74.90 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)


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  • Adrenal neuroblastoma
  • Malignant tumor of adrenal gland
  • Metastasis from malignant tumor of adrenal gland
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Primary hyperaldosteronism
  • Primary hyperaldosteronism due to aldosterone-secreting malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland

Information for Patients

Adrenal Gland Cancer

Your adrenal, or suprarenal, glands are located on the top of each kidney. These glands produce hormones that you can't live without, including sex hormones and cortisol, which helps you respond to stress and has many other functions.

A number of disorders can affect the adrenal glands, including tumors. Tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. Most adrenal gland tumors are benign. They usually do not cause symptoms and may not require treatment. Malignant adrenal gland cancers are uncommon.

Types of tumors include

  • Adrenocortical carcinoma - cancer in the outer part of the gland
  • Neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer
  • Pheochromocytoma - a rare tumor that is usually benign

Symptoms depend on the type of cancer you have. Treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.

  • Adrenalectomy
  • Adrenocortical carcinoma
  • After chemotherapy - discharge
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  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)

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