ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C79.2

Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin

Diagnosis Code C79.2

ICD-10: C79.2
Short Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin
Long Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C79.2

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of ill-defined, other secondary and unspecified sites (C76-C80)
      • Secondary malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified sites (C79)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C79.2 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • MASTECTOMY FOR MALIGNANCY WITH CC/MCC 582
  • MASTECTOMY FOR MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC 583

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  • 198.2 - Secondary malig neo skin

Synonyms
  • Carcinomatous metastasis in skin
  • Leukemic infiltration of skin
  • Leukemic infiltration of skin
  • Malignant infiltration of skin by underlying tumor
  • Malignant melanoma of unknown origin
  • Malignant neoplasm of skin of abdominal wall
  • Malignant neoplasm of skin of abdominal wall
  • Malignant neoplasm of skin of cheek, external
  • Malignant neoplasm of skin of external auditory meatus
  • Malignant neoplasm of skin of scalp
  • Malignant tumor of unknown origin
  • Malignant tumor of unknown origin or ill-defined site
  • Metastasis to skin of unknown primary
  • Neoplasm of skin of ankle
  • Neoplasm of skin of axilla
  • Neoplasm of skin of buttock
  • Neoplasm of skin of cheek
  • Neoplasm of skin of chin
  • Neoplasm of skin of elbow
  • Neoplasm of skin of external auditory canal
  • Neoplasm of skin of eyebrow
  • Neoplasm of skin of finger
  • Neoplasm of skin of forearm
  • Neoplasm of skin of groin
  • Neoplasm of skin of hip
  • Neoplasm of skin of lower leg
  • Neoplasm of skin of popliteal area
  • Neoplasm of skin of shoulder
  • Neoplasm of skin of temporal region
  • Neoplasm of skin of thigh
  • Neoplasm of skin of toe
  • Neoplasm of skin of umbilicus
  • Neoplasm of skin of upper arm
  • Neoplasm of skin of wrist
  • Neoplasm of sweat gland
  • Sarcomatous metastasis in skin
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of adnexa of skin
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of axilla
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of cheek
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of chest wall
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of forearm
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of hand
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of inguinal region
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of jaw
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of lip
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of lower leg
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of nose
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of perianal skin
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of sebaceous gland
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of shoulder
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of abdomen
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of ankle
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of axilla
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of back
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of breast
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of buttock
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of cheek
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of chest
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of chin
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of ear
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of elbow
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of external auditory canal
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of eyebrow
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of eyelid
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of face
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of finger
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of foot
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of forearm
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of forehead
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of groin
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of hand
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of head
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of hip
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of hip and leg
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of knee
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of lip
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of lower leg
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of lower limb
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of neck
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of nose
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of perineum
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of popliteal area
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of scalp
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of shoulder
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of shoulder and arm
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of temporal region
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of thigh
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of toe
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of trunk
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of umbilicus
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of upper arm
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of upper limb
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of skin of wrist
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of soft tissues of buttock
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of soft tissues of lower limb
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of soft tissues of lower limb
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of soft tissues of thorax
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of sweat gland
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of thigh
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of upper arm
  • T-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • T-cell leukemic infiltration of skin
  • Tumor of unknown origin
  • Tumor of unknown origin or ill-defined site

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C79.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer. They usually form on the head, face, neck, hands, and arms. Another type of skin cancer, melanoma, is more dangerous but less common.

Anyone can get skin cancer, but it is more common in people who

  • Spend a lot of time in the sun or have been sunburned
  • Have light-colored skin, hair and eyes
  • Have a family member with skin cancer
  • Are over age 50

You should have your doctor check any suspicious skin markings and any changes in the way your skin looks. Treatment is more likely to work well when cancer is found early. If not treated, some types of skin cancer cells can spread to other tissues and organs. Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and biologic therapy. PDT uses a drug and a type of laser light to kill cancer cells. Biologic therapy boosts your body's own ability to fight cancer.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Actinic keratosis
  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Mohs micrographic surgery
  • Skin lesion biopsy
  • Skin self-exam
  • Squamous cell skin cancer
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)


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