ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 149.8

Mal neo oral/pharynx NEC

Diagnosis Code 149.8

ICD-9: 149.8
Short Description: Mal neo oral/pharynx NEC
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of other sites within the lip and oral cavity
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 149.8

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • 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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  • Carcinoma of lip, oral cavity and/or pharynx
  • Malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and/or pharynx
  • Malignant tumor of oral cavity
  • Overlapping malignant neoplasm of lip, oral cavity and/or pharynx

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 149.8 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

      • lip (external) (lipstick area) (vermillion border)����������������������������������� 140.9��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.0����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • contiguous sites��������������������������� 140.8��� -������������ -������������ -������������ -������������ -
          • with oral cavity or pharynx������� 149.8��� -������������ -������������ -������������ -������������ -
      • oral (cavity)���������������������������������������� 145.9��� 198.89��� 230.0����� 210.4����� 235.1����� 239.0
        • contiguous sites with lip or pharynx���������������������������� 149.8��� -������������ -������������ -������������ -������������ -

Information for Patients

Mouth Disorders

Your mouth is one of the most important parts of your body. Any problem that affects your mouth can make it hard to eat, drink or even smile.

Some common mouth problems include

  • Cold sores - painful sores on the lips and around the mouth, caused by a virus
  • Canker sores - painful sores in the mouth, caused by bacteria or viruses
  • Thrush - a yeast infection that causes white patches in your mouth
  • Leukoplakia - white patches of excess cell growth on the cheeks, gums or tongue, common in smokers
  • Dry mouth - a lack of enough saliva, caused by some medicines and certain diseases
  • Gum or tooth problems
  • Bad breath

Treatment for mouth disorders varies, depending on the problem. Keeping a clean mouth by brushing and flossing often is important.

  • Burning Mouth Syndrome - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Drooling
  • Gum biopsy
  • Herpangina
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lichen planus
  • Mouth sores
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Mucous cyst
  • Oral mucositis
  • Palatal myoclonus
  • Perioral dermatitis
  • Thrush

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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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