ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 197.2

Second malig neo pleura

Diagnosis Code 197.2

ICD-9: 197.2
Short Description: Second malig neo pleura
Long Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of pleura
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 197.2

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms
    • Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified sites (190-199)
      • 197 Secondary malignant neoplasm of respiratory and digestive systems

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • C78.2 - Secondary malignant neoplasm of pleura

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 197.2 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

      • pleura, pleural (cavity)������������������������� 163.9��� 197.2����� -������������ 212.4����� 235.8����� 239.1
        • contiguous sites��������������������������� 163.8��� -������������ -������������ -������������ -������������ -
        • parietal����������������������������������������� 163.0��� 197.2����� -������������ 212.4����� 235.8����� 239.1
        • visceral���������������������������������������� 163.1��� 197.2����� -������������ 212.4����� 235.8����� 239.1

Information for Patients


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.

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Pleural Disorders

Your pleura is a large, thin sheet of tissue that wraps around the outside of your lungs and lines the inside of your chest cavity. Between the layers of the pleura is a very thin space. Normally it's filled with a small amount of fluid. The fluid helps the two layers of the pleura glide smoothly past each other as your lungs breathe air in and out.

Disorders of the pleura include

  • Pleurisy - inflammation of the pleura that causes sharp pain with breathing
  • Pleural effusion - excess fluid in the pleural space
  • Pneumothorax - buildup of air or gas in the pleural space
  • Hemothorax - buildup of blood in the pleural space

Many different conditions can cause pleural problems. Viral infection is the most common cause of pleurisy. The most common cause of pleural effusion is congestive heart failure. Lung diseases, like COPD, tuberculosis, and acute lung injury, cause pneumothorax. Injury to the chest is the most common cause of hemothorax. Treatment focuses on removing fluid, air, or blood from the pleural space, relieving symptoms, and treating the underlying condition.

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  • Chest tube insertion
  • Empyema
  • Lung surgery
  • Lung surgery - discharge
  • Metastatic pleural tumor
  • Pleural effusion
  • Pleural fluid culture
  • Pleurisy
  • Thoracentesis

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