2021 ICD-10-CM Code C10.1

Malignant neoplasm of anterior surface of epiglottis

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

C10.1 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of anterior surface of epiglottis. The code C10.1 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code C10.1 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like malignant neoplasm of anterior epiglottis, malignant neoplasm of epiglottis, free border, malignant neoplasm of glossoepiglottic fold, neoplasm of anterior aspect of epiglottis, primary malignant neoplasm of anterior aspect of epiglottis , primary malignant neoplasm of epiglottis, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone] epiglottis anterior surface or Neoplasm, neoplastic epiglottis anterior aspect or surface or Neoplasm, neoplastic epiglottis free border (margin) or Neoplasm, neoplastic glosso-epiglottic fold (s) .

ICD-10:C10.1
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of anterior surface of epiglottis
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of anterior surface of epiglottis

Code Classification

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 coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code C10.1:


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.

Type 2 Excludes

Type 2 Excludes
A type 2 excludes note represents "Not included here". An excludes2 note indicates that the condition excluded is not part of the condition represented by the code, but a patient may have both conditions at the same time. When an Excludes2 note appears under a code, it is acceptable to use both the code and the excluded code together, when appropriate.

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert C10.1 to ICD-9 Code

Table of Neoplasms

The code C10.1 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
  »cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
    »epiglottis
      »anterior surface
C10.1C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »epiglottis
    »anterior aspect or surface
C10.1C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »epiglottis
    »free border (margin)
C10.1C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »glosso-epiglottic fold (s)
C10.1C79.89D00.08D10.5D37.05D49.0

Information for Patients


Throat Cancer

Also called: Hypopharyngeal cancer, Laryngeal cancer, Laryngopharyngeal cancer, Nasopharyngeal cancer, Oropharyngeal cancer, Pharyngeal cancer

Throat cancer is a type of head and neck cancer. Throat cancer has different names, depending on which part of the throat is affected. The different parts of your throat are called the oropharynx, the hypopharynx, the nasopharynx, and the larynx, or voice box.

The main risk factors for throat cancer are using tobacco heavy drinking. Certain types of throat cancer also have other risk factors. For example, having HPV is a risk factor for oropharyngeal cancer.

Symptoms of throat cancer may include

To diagnose throat cancers, doctors may do a physical exam and history, imaging tests, and a biopsy. You may also need other tests, depending on the type of cancer. Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Treatment for some types of throat cancer may also include targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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Code History

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