ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 146.4

Mal neo ant epiglottis

Diagnosis Code 146.4

ICD-9: 146.4
Short Description: Mal neo ant epiglottis
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of anterior aspect of epiglottis
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 146.4

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (140–239)
    • Malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity, and pharynx (140-149)
      • 146 Malignant neoplasm of oropharynx

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • C10.1 - Malignant neoplasm of anterior surface of epiglottis

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 146.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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      • epiglottis�������������������������������������������� 161.1��� 197.3����� 231.0����� 212.1����� 235.6����� 239.1
        • anterior aspect or surface�������������� 146.4��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • free border (margin)���������������������� 146.4��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
          • junctional region��������������������� 146.5��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0
      • glosso-epiglottic fold(s)���������������������� 146.4��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0

Information for Patients


Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancer includes cancers of the mouth, nose, sinuses, salivary glands, throat, and lymph nodes in the neck. Most begin in the moist tissues that line the mouth, nose and throat. Symptoms include

  • A lump or sore that does not heal
  • A sore throat that does not go away
  • Trouble swallowing
  • A change or hoarseness in the voice

Using tobacco or alcohol increases your risk. In fact, 85 percent of head and neck cancers are linked to tobacco use, including smoking and smokeless tobacco. If found early, these cancers are often curable. Treatments may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy or a combination. Treatments can affect eating, speaking or even breathing, so patients may need rehabilitation.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • Glomus jugulare tumor
  • Head and Neck Radiation Treatment and Your Mouth - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Mouth and neck radiation - discharge
  • Neck dissection - discharge
  • Swallowing problems
  • Understanding Chemotherapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • What to Know about Brachytherapy (A Type of Internal Radiation Therapy) - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)


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Oral Cancer

Oral cancer can form in any part of the mouth or throat. Most oral cancers begin in the tongue and in the floor of the mouth. Anyone can get oral cancer, but the risk is higher if you are male, over age 40, use tobacco or alcohol or have a history of head or neck cancer. Frequent sun exposure is also a risk for lip cancer.

Symptoms of oral cancer include

  • White or red patches in your mouth
  • A mouth sore that won't heal
  • Bleeding in your mouth
  • Loose teeth
  • Problems or pain with swallowing
  • A lump in your neck
  • An earache

Oral cancer treatments may include surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy. Some patients have a combination of treatments.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • Head and Neck Radiation Treatment and Your Mouth - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Leukoplakia
  • Mouth and neck radiation - discharge
  • Oral Cancer - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Oral cancer
  • Swallowing problems
  • Tongue biopsy
  • 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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