ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 156.9

Malig neo biliary NOS

Diagnosis Code 156.9

ICD-9: 156.9
Short Description: Malig neo biliary NOS
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of biliary tract, part unspecified site
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 156.9

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (140–239)
    • Malignant neoplasm of digestive organs and peritoneum (150-159)
      • 156 Malignant neoplasm of gallbladder and extrahepatic bile ducts

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • C24.9 - Malignant neoplasm of biliary tract, unspecified

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 156.9 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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      • bile or biliary (tract)����������������������������� 156.9��� 197.8����� 230.8����� 211.5����� 235.3����� 239.0
        • canaliculi (biliferi) (intrahepatic)������ 155.1��� 197.8����� 230.8����� 211.5����� 235.3����� 239.0
        • canals, interlobular������������������������ 155.1��� 197.8����� 230.8����� 211.5����� 235.3����� 239.0
          • contiguous sites��������������������� 156.8��� -������������ -������������ -������������ -������������ -
        • duct or passage (common) (cystic) �(extrahepatic)������������������ 156.1��� 197.8����� 230.8����� 211.5����� 235.3����� 239.0
          • contiguous sites with gallbladder����������������� 156.8��� -������������ -������������ -������������ -������������ -
            • interlobular����������������������� 155.1��� 197.8����� 230.8����� 211.5����� 235.3����� 239.0
            • intrahepatic����������������������� 155.1��� 197.8����� 230.8����� 211.5����� 235.3����� 239.0
              • and extrahepatic��������� 156.9��� 197.8����� 230.8����� 211.5����� 235.3����� 239.0

Information for Patients


Bile Duct Cancer

Also called: Cholangiocarcinoma

Your liver makes a digestive juice called bile. Your gallbladder stores it between meals. When you eat, your gallbladder pushes the bile into tubes called bile ducts. They carry the bile to your small intestine. The bile helps break down fat. It also helps the liver get rid of toxins and wastes.

Bile duct cancer is rare. It can happen in the parts of the bile ducts that are outside or inside the liver. Cancer of the bile duct outside of the liver is much more common. Risk factors include having inflammation of the bile duct, ulcerative colitis, and some liver diseases.

Symptoms can include

  • Jaundice
  • Itchy skin
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain

Tests to diagnose bile duct cancer may include a physical exam, imaging tests of the liver and bile ducts, blood tests, and a biopsy.

Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Biliary stricture
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • ERCP
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)


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Gallbladder Cancer

Your gallbladder is a pear-shaped organ under your liver. It stores bile, a fluid made by your liver to digest fat. As your stomach and intestines digest food, your gallbladder releases bile through a tube called the common bile duct. The duct connects your gallbladder and liver to your small intestine.

Cancer of the gallbladder is rare. It is more common in women and Native Americans. Symptoms include

  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes)
  • Pain above the stomach
  • Fever
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Lumps in the abdomen

It is hard to diagnose gallbladder cancer in its early stages. Sometimes doctors find it when they remove the gallbladder for another reason. But people with gallstones rarely have gallbladder cancer. Because it is often found late, it can be hard to treat gallbladder cancer. Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

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


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