ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 171.2

Mal neo soft tissue arm

Diagnosis Code 171.2

ICD-9: 171.2
Short Description: Mal neo soft tissue arm
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of connective and other soft tissue of upper limb, including shoulder
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 171.2

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

Information for Medical Professionals

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Synonyms
  • Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of finger
  • Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of forearm
  • Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of hand
  • Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of shoulder
  • Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of thumb
  • Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of upper limb and shoulder
  • Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue, upper arm
  • Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of upper limb, including shoulder
  • Malignant tumor of soft tissue of shoulder
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of finger
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of forearm
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of hand
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of shoulder
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of upper arm
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of blood vessel of upper limb
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of muscle of shoulder
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of muscle of upper limb
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of shoulder
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of upper limb
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of soft tissues of shoulder
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of soft tissues of upper limb
  • Stewart-Treves syndrome

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients


Cancer

Also called: Carcinoma, Malignancy, Neoplasms, Tumor

Cancer begins in your cells, which are the building blocks of your body. Normally, your body forms new cells as you need them, replacing old cells that die. Sometimes this process goes wrong. New cells grow even when you don't need them, and old cells don't die when they should. These extra cells can form a mass called a tumor. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer while malignant ones are. Cells from malignant tumors can invade nearby tissues. They can also break away and spread to other parts of the body.

Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for where they start. For example, lung cancer starts in the lung, and breast cancer starts in the breast. The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another is called metastasis. Symptoms and treatment depend on the cancer type and how advanced it is. Most treatment plans may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. Some may involve hormone therapy, biologic therapy, or stem cell transplantation.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Cancer
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  • Cancer prevention: take charge of your lifestyle
  • Genetic testing and your cancer risk
  • Talking with a child about a parent's terminal illness
  • Understanding cancer staging
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Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Your soft tissues connect, support, or surround other tissues. Examples include your muscles, tendons, fat, and blood vessels. Soft tissue sarcoma is a cancer of these soft tissues. There are many kinds, based on the type of tissue they started in. They may cause a lump or swelling in the soft tissue. Sometimes they spread and can press on nerves and organs, causing problems such as pain or trouble breathing.

No one knows exactly what causes these cancers. They are not common, but you have a higher risk if you have been exposed to certain chemicals, have had radiation therapy, or have certain genetic diseases.

Doctors diagnose soft tissue sarcomas with a biopsy. Treatments include surgery to remove the tumor, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Adult soft tissue sarcoma
  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma
  • 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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