ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 795.16

Pap smr vag-cytol malig

Diagnosis Code 795.16

ICD-9: 795.16
Short Description: Pap smr vag-cytol malig
Long Description: Papanicolaou smear of vagina with cytologic evidence of malignancy
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 795.16

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Nonspecific abnormal findings (790-796)
      • 795 Nonspecific abnormal histological and immunological findings

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • R87.624 - Cytologic evidence of malignancy on smear of vagina

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 795.16 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Vaginal Cancer

Vaginal cancer is a rare type of cancer. It is more common in women 60 and older. You are also more likely to get it if you have had a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection or if your mother took diethylstilbestrol (DES) when she was pregnant. Doctors prescribed DES in the 1950's to prevent miscarriages. You are also at higher risk if you have had abnormal cells in the vagina, cervix, or uterus.

It often doesn't have early symptoms. However, see your doctor if you notice

  • Bleeding that is not your period
  • A vaginal lump
  • Pelvic pain

A Pap test can find abnormal cells that may be cancer. Vaginal cancer can often be cured in its early stages. Treatment might include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge
  • Pelvic (between the hips) radiation - discharge
  • Understanding Chemotherapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • Vaginal and Vulvar Cancer (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Vaginal tumors
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)

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Women's Health Checkup

Regular health exams and tests can help find problems before they start. They also can help find problems early, when your chances for treatment are better. As a woman, you need some special exams and screenings. During your checkup, your health care provider will usually do:

  • A pelvic exam - an exam to check if internal female organs are normal by feeling their shape and size.
  • A Pap test - a test to check for cancer of the cervix, the opening to a woman's uterus. Cells from the cervix are examined under a microscope.
  • A clinical breast exam - to check for breast cancer by feeling and looking at your breasts.

Your health care provider may also recommend other tests, including a mammogram or a test for HPV.

  • Cervical cancer -- screening and prevention
  • Health screening - women - age 18 - 39
  • Health screening - women - age 40 - 64
  • Health screening - women - over 65
  • Pap and HPV Testing - NIH (National Cancer Institute)
  • Women's health

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