ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 191.6

Mal neo cerebellum NOS

Diagnosis Code 191.6

ICD-9: 191.6
Short Description: Mal neo cerebellum NOS
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of cerebellum nos
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 191.6

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified sites (190-199)
      • 191 Malignant neoplasm of brain

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • C71.6 - Malignant neoplasm of cerebellum

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 191.6 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Brain Tumors

A brain tumor is a growth of abnormal cells in the tissues of the brain. Brain tumors can be benign, with no cancer cells, or malignant, with cancer cells that grow quickly. Some are primary brain tumors, which start in the brain. Others are metastatic, and they start somewhere else in the body and move to the brain.

Brain tumors can cause many symptoms. Some of the most common are

  • Headaches, often in the morning
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Changes in your ability to talk, hear, or see
  • Problems with balance or walking
  • Problems with thinking or memory
  • Feeling weak or sleepy
  • Changes in your mood or behavior
  • Seizures

Doctors diagnose brain tumors by doing a neurologic exam and tests including an MRI, CT scan, and biopsy. Treatment options include watchful waiting, surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells. Many people get a combination of treatments.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • Brain radiation - discharge
  • Brain surgery
  • Brain surgery - discharge
  • Brain tumor - primary - adults
  • Hypothalamic tumor
  • Metastatic brain tumor
  • Primary lymphoma of the brain
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery - discharge
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery - Gamma Knife
  • 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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Cerebellar Disorders

When you play the piano or hit a tennis ball you are activating the cerebellum. The cerebellum is the area of the brain that controls coordination and balance. Problems with the cerebellum include

  • Cancer
  • Genetic disorders
  • Ataxias - failure of muscle control in the arms and legs that result in movement disorders
  • Degeneration - disorders caused by brain cells decreasing in size or wasting away

Treatment of cerebellar disorders depends on the cause.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Acute cerebellar ataxia
  • Olivopontocerebellar atrophy

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