ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 171.8

Mal neo soft tissue NEC

Diagnosis Code 171.8

ICD-9: 171.8
Short Description: Mal neo soft tissue NEC
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of other specified sites of connective and other soft tissue
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 171.8

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • 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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Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

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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