ICD-10 Diagnosis Code Z85.238

Personal history of other malignant neoplasm of thymus

Diagnosis Code Z85.238

ICD-10: Z85.238
Short Description: Personal history of other malignant neoplasm of thymus
Long Description: Personal history of other malignant neoplasm of thymus
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code Z85.238

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The code Z85.238 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Factors influencing health status and contact with health services (Z00–Z99)
    • Persons with potential health hazards related to family and personal history and certain conditions influencing health status (Z77-Z99)
      • Personal history of malignant neoplasm (Z85)

Information for Medical Professionals


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Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code Z85.238 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG v33.0)

  • MYELOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS OR POORLY DIFFERENTIATED NEOPLASMS WITH MAJOR O.R. PROCEDURE WITH MCC 826
  • MYELOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS OR POORLY DIFFERENTIATED NEOPLASMS WITH MAJOR O.R. PROCEDURE WITH CC 827
  • MYELOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS OR POORLY DIFFERENTIATED NEOPLASMS WITH MAJOR O.R. PROCEDURE WITHOUT CC/MCC 828
  • MYELOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS OR POORLY DIFFERENTIATED NEOPLASMS WITH OTHER O.R. PROCEDURE WITH CC/MCC 829
  • MYELOPROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS OR POORLY DIFFERENTIATED NEOPLASMS WITH OTHER O.R. PROCEDURE WITHOUT CC/MCC 830

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The code Z85.238 is exempt from POA reporting.

Synonyms
  • History of malignant neoplasm of mediastinum
  • History of malignant neoplasm of thymus

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code Z85.238 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:


Information for Patients


Thymus Cancer

Also called: Thymoma

The thymus is a small organ in your upper chest, under your breastbone. Before birth and during childhood, the thymus helps the body make a type of white blood cell. These cells help protect you from infections.

Cancer of the thymus is rare. You are more likely to get it if you have other diseases such as myasthenia gravis, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. Sometimes there are no symptoms. Other times, thymus cancer can cause

  • A cough that doesn't go away
  • Chest pain
  • Trouble breathing

Doctors use a physical exam, imaging tests, and a biopsy to diagnose thymus cancer. The most common treatment is surgery to remove the tumor. Other options include radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and hormone therapy.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Chest radiation - discharge
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)


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