ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 149.0

Mal neo pharynx NOS

Diagnosis Code 149.0

ICD-9: 149.0
Short Description: Mal neo pharynx NOS
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of pharynx, unspecified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 149.0

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (140–239)
    • Malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity, and pharynx (140-149)
      • 149 Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined sites within the lip, oral cavity, and pharynx

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • C14.0 - Malignant neoplasm of pharynx, unspecified

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 149.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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      • pharynx, pharyngeal���������������������������� 149.0��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.9����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • bursa������������������������������������������� 147.1��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.7����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • fornix������������������������������������������� 147.3��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.7����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • recess������������������������������������������ 147.2��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.7����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • region������������������������������������������ 149.0��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.9����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • tonsil�������������������������������������������� 147.1��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.7����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • wall (lateral) (posterior)������������������ 149.0��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.9����� 235.1����� 239.0
      • retropharyngeal����������������������������������� 149.0��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.9����� 235.1����� 239.0
      • throat������������������������������������������������� 149.0��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.9����� 235.1����� 239.0

Information for Patients


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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