ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 170.4

Mal neo long bones arm

Diagnosis Code 170.4

ICD-9: 170.4
Short Description: Mal neo long bones arm
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of scapula and long bones of upper limb
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 170.4

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (140–239)
    • Malignant neoplasm of bone, connective tissue, skin, and breast (170-176)
      • 170 Malignant neoplasm of bone and articular cartilage

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 170.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

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      • acromion (process)����������������������������� 170.4��� 198.5����� -������������ 213.4����� 238.0����� 239.2
      • bone (periosteum)������������������������������� 170.9��� 198.5����� -������������ 213.9����� 238.0����� 239.2
        • acromion (process)����������������������� 170.4��� 198.5����� -������������ 213.4����� 238.0����� 239.2
        • elbow������������������������������������������� 170.4��� 198.5����� -������������ 213.4����� 238.0����� 239.2
        • forearm���������������������������������������� 170.4��� 198.5����� -������������ 213.4����� 238.0����� 239.2
        • humerus (any part)������������������������ 170.4��� 198.5����� -������������ 213.4����� 238.0����� 239.2
        • radius (any part)���������������������������� 170.4��� 198.5����� -������������ 213.4����� 238.0����� 239.2
        • scapula (any part)������������������������� 170.4��� 198.5����� -������������ 213.4����� 238.0����� 239.2
        • shoulder��������������������������������������� 170.4��� 198.5����� -������������ 213.4����� 238.0����� 239.2
        • ulna (any part)������������������������������� 170.4��� 198.5����� -������������ 213.4����� 238.0����� 239.2
      • humerus (any part)������������������������������ 170.4��� 198.5����� -������������ 213.4����� 238.0����� 239.2
      • radius (any part)���������������������������������� 170.4��� 198.5����� -������������ 213.4����� 238.0����� 239.2
      • scapula (any part)������������������������������� 170.4��� 198.5����� -������������ 213.4����� 238.0����� 239.2
      • ulna (any part)������������������������������������� 170.4��� 198.5����� -������������ 213.4����� 238.0����� 239.2

Information for Patients


Arm Injuries and Disorders

Of the 206 bones in your body, 3 of them are in your arm; the humerus, radius and ulna. Your arms are also made up of muscles, joints, tendons and other connective tissue. Injuries to any of these parts of the arm can occur during sports, a fall or an accident.

Types of arm injuries include

  • Tendinitis and bursitis
  • Sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Broken bones

Some nerve problems, arthritis, or cancers can affect the entire arm and cause pain, spasms, swelling and trouble moving. You may also have problems or injure specific parts of your arm, such as your hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder.

  • Arm CT scan
  • Brachial plexopathy
  • Brachial plexus injury in newborns
  • Radial head fracture - aftercare
  • Radial nerve dysfunction
  • Skeletal limb abnormalities
  • Volkmann ischemic contracture


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Bone Cancer

Cancer that starts in a bone is uncommon. Cancer that has spread to the bone from another part of the body is more common.

There are three types of bone cancer:

  • Osteosarcoma - occurs most often between ages 10 and 19. It is more common in the knee and upper arm.
  • Chondrosarcoma - starts in cartilage, usually after age 40
  • Ewing's sarcoma - occurs most often in children and teens under 19. It is more common in boys than girls.

The most common symptom of bone cancer is pain. Other symptoms vary, depending on the location and size of the cancer. Surgery is often the main treatment for bone cancer. Other treatments may include amputation, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. Because bone cancer can come back after treatment, regular follow-up visits are important.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • Bone lesion biopsy
  • Bone tumor
  • Ewing sarcoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • 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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