ICD-10-CM Code C08.9

Malignant neoplasm of major salivary gland, unspecified

Version 2021 Billable Code Neoplasm Malignant Primary

Valid for Submission

C08.9 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of major salivary gland, unspecified. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code C08.9 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like adenoid cystic carcinoma of salivary gland, major salivary gland tnm finding, major salivary gland tnm finding, major salivary gland tnm finding, major salivary gland tnm finding, major salivary gland tnm finding, etc

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic salivary gland or duct (major) or Neoplasm, neoplastic salivary gland or duct (major) overlapping lesion or Neoplasm, neoplastic salivary gland or duct (major) pluriglandular .

ICD-10:C08.9
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of major salivary gland, unspecified
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of major salivary gland, unspecified

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code C08.9:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
  • Malignant neoplasm of salivary gland (major) NOS

Index to Diseases and Injuries

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code C08.9 are found in the index:


Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma of salivary gland
  • Major salivary gland TNM finding
  • Major salivary gland TNM finding
  • Major salivary gland TNM finding
  • Major salivary gland TNM finding
  • Major salivary gland TNM finding
  • Malignant epithelial neoplasm of salivary gland
  • Malignant mixed tumor of salivary gland
  • Malignant tumor of major salivary gland
  • Malignant tumor of salivary gland
  • Maxillary sinus TNM finding
  • Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of salivary gland
  • Neoplasm of salivary gland duct
  • Overlapping malignant neoplasm of major salivary gland
  • Overlapping malignant neoplasm of oral cavity and lips and salivary glands
  • Polymorphous low grade adenocarcinoma of salivary gland
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of major salivary gland
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of salivary gland duct
  • pT1: Tumor 2 cm or less in greatest dimension without extraparenchymal extension
  • pT2: Tumor more than 2 cm but not more than 4 cm in greatest dimension without extraparenchymal extension
  • pT3: Tumor having extraparenchymal extension, and/or more than 4 cm but not more than 6 cm in greatest dimension, without seventh nerve involvement
  • pT3: Tumor more than 4 cm and/or tumor having extraparenchymal extension
  • pT4a: Tumor invades skin, mandible, ear canal, and/or facial nerve
  • pT4b: Tumor invades skull base and/or pterygoid plates and/or encases carotid artery

Convert C08.9 to ICD-9

  • 142.8 - Mal neo maj salivary NEC (Approximate Flag)
  • 142.9 - Mal neo salivary NOS (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity and pharynx (C00-C14)
      • Malignant neoplasm of other and unsp major salivary glands (C08)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Table of Neoplasms

The code C08.9 is included in the table of neoplasms by anatomical site. For each site there are six possible code numbers according to whether the neoplasm in question is malignant, benign, in situ, of uncertain behavior, or of unspecified nature. The description of the neoplasm will often indicate which of the six columns is appropriate.

Where such descriptors are not present, the remainder of the Index should be consulted where guidance is given to the appropriate column for each morphological (histological) variety listed. However, the guidance in the Index can be overridden if one of the descriptors mentioned above is present.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »salivary gland or duct (major)
C08.9C79.89D00.00D11.9D37.039D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »salivary gland or duct (major)
    »overlapping lesion
C08.9
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »salivary gland or duct (major)
    »pluriglandular
C08.9C79.89D00.00D11.9D37.039D49.0

Information for Patients


Salivary Gland Cancer

Your salivary glands make saliva - sometimes called spit - and empty it into your mouth through openings called ducts. Saliva makes your food moist, which helps you chew and swallow. It helps you digest your food. It also cleans your mouth and contains antibodies that can kill germs.

Salivary gland cancer is a type of head and neck cancer. It is rare. It may not cause any symptoms, or you could notice

  • A lump in your ear, cheek, jaw, lip, or inside the mouth
  • Fluid draining from your ear
  • Trouble swallowing or opening the mouth widely
  • Numbness, weakness, or pain in your face

Doctors diagnose salivary gland cancer using a physical exam, imaging tests, and a biopsy. Treatment can include surgery, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

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