ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C79.7

Secondary malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland

Diagnosis Code C79.7

ICD-10: C79.7
Short Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland
Long Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C79.7

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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)

Table of Neoplasms

The code C79.7 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
»adrenal
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»adrenal
  »capsule
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»adrenal
  »cortex
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»adrenal
  »gland
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»adrenal
  »medulla
C74.1C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»cortex
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»cortex
  »adrenal
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»medulla
C74.1C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»medulla
  »adrenal
C74.1C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»suprarenal
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»suprarenal
  »capsule
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»suprarenal
  »cortex
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»suprarenal
  »gland
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»suprarenal
  »medulla
C74.1C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7

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 (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Adrenocortical carcinoma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • After chemotherapy - discharge (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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