ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 187.6

Mal neo spermatic cord

Diagnosis Code 187.6

ICD-9: 187.6
Short Description: Mal neo spermatic cord
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of spermatic cord
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 187.6

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Malignant neoplasm of genitourinary organs (179-189)
      • 187 Malignant neoplasm of penis and other male genital organs

Information for Medical Professionals

Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Diagnoses for males only Additional informationCallout TooltipDiagnoses for males only
Diagnoses for males only.

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 187.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

      • cord (true) (vocal)������������������������������� 161.0��� 197.3����� 231.0����� 212.1����� 235.6����� 239.1
        • spermatic������������������������������������� 187.6��� 198.82��� 233.6����� 222.8����� 236.6����� 239.5
      • spermatic cord����������������������������������� 187.6��� 198.82��� 233.6����� 222.8����� 236.6����� 239.5
      • vas deferens�������������������������������������� 187.6��� 198.82��� 233.6����� 222.8����� 236.6����� 239.5

Information for Patients

Testicular Cancer

Testicles, or testes, make male hormones and sperm. They are two egg-shaped organs inside the scrotum, the loose sac of skin behind the penis. You can get cancer in one or both testicles.

Testicular cancer mainly affects young men between the ages of 20 and 39. It is also more common in men who

  • Have had abnormal testicle development
  • Have had an undescended testicle
  • Have a family history of the cancer

Symptoms include pain, swelling, or lumps in your testicles or groin area. Doctors use a physical exam, lab tests, imaging tests, and a biopsy to diagnose testicular cancer. Most cases can be treated, especially if found early. Treatment options include surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Regular exams after treatment are important.

Treatments may also cause infertility. If you may want children later on, you should consider sperm banking before treatment.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • Leydig cell tumor
  • Testicle lump
  • Testicular biopsy
  • Testicular cancer
  • Testicular self-examination
  • 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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