ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 146.6

Mal neo lat oropharynx

Diagnosis Code 146.6

ICD-9: 146.6
Short Description: Mal neo lat oropharynx
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of lateral wall of oropharynx
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 146.6

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • C10.2 - Malignant neoplasm of lateral wall of oropharynx

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 146.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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        • lateral wall������������������������������������ 146.6��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.6����� 235.1����� 239.0

Information for Patients

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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Throat Cancer

Also called: Hypopharyngeal cancer, Laryngeal cancer, Laryngopharyngeal cancer, Nasopharyngeal cancer, Oropharyngeal cancer, Pharyngeal cancer

Throat cancer is a type of head and neck cancer. Throat cancer has different names, depending on what part of the throat is affected. The different parts of the throat are called the oropharynx, the hypopharynx, and the nasopharynx. Sometimes the larynx, or voice box, is also included.

The main risk factors for throat cancer are smoking or using smokeless tobacco and use of alcohol.

Symptoms of throat cancer may include

  • Trouble breathing or speaking
  • Frequent headaches
  • Pain or ringing in the ears
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Ear pain

Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Cancer - throat or larynx
  • Laryngectomy
  • Swallowing problems
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)

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