Diagnosis Code C7A.021
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code C7A.021 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)
- 374 - DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH MCC
- 375 - DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITH CC
- 376 - DIGESTIVE MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 209.12 - Malig carcinoid cecum
- Malignant carcinoid tumor of cecum
- Malignant carcinoid tumor of large intestine
- Malignant tumor of cecum
- Primary malignant neoplasm of cecum
- Primary malignant neuroendocrine neoplasm of cecum
- Primary malignant neuroendocrine neoplasm of large intestine
Information for Patients
Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing cancers. They usually start in the lining of the digestive tract or in the lungs. They grow slowly and don't produce symptoms in the early stages. As a result, the average age of people diagnosed with digestive or lung carcinoids is about 60.
In later stages the tumors sometimes produce hormones that can cause carcinoid syndrome. The syndrome causes flushing of the face and upper chest, diarrhea, and trouble breathing.
Surgery is the main treatment for carcinoid tumors. If they haven't spread to other parts of the body, surgery can cure the cancer.
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