2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C44.131

Sebaceous cell carcinoma of skin of unspecified eyelid, including canthus

ICD-10-CM Code:
C44.131
ICD-10 Code for:
Sebaceous cell carcinoma skin/ unsplid, including canthus
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Chronic
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Code Classification

  • Neoplasms
    (C00–D49)
    • Melanoma and other malignant neoplasms of skin
      (C43-C44)
      • Other and unspecified malignant neoplasm of skin
        (C44)

C44.131 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of sebaceous cell carcinoma of skin of unspecified eyelid, including canthus. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference the parent code C44.13 of the current diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic canthus (eye) (inner) (outer) sebaceous cell ; Neoplasm, neoplastic eyelid (lower) (skin) (upper) sebaceous cell ; Neoplasm, neoplastic lid (lower) (upper) sebaceous cell ; Neoplasm, neoplastic meibomian gland sebaceous cell ; Neoplasm, neoplastic palpebra sebaceous cell ; Neoplasm, neoplastic skin NOS canthus (eye) (inner) (outer) sebaceous cell ; Neoplasm, neoplastic skin NOS eyelid sebaceous cell ; etc

Unspecified diagnosis codes like C44.131 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Approximate Synonyms

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

  • Primary malignant neoplasm of conjunctiva of eye
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of sebaceous gland
  • Primary sebaceous adenocarcinoma
  • Primary sebaceous adenocarcinoma of eyelid
  • Sebaceous adenocarcinoma
  • Sebaceous adenocarcinoma
  • Sebaceous adenocarcinoma
  • Sebaceous adenocarcinoma
  • Sebaceous adenocarcinoma of eyelid
  • Sebaceous carcinoma of skin of lower eyelid
  • Sebaceous carcinoma of skin of upper eyelid

Clinical Classification

Replacement Code

C44131 replaces the following previously assigned ICD-10-CM code(s):

  • C44.19 - Oth malignant neoplasm of skin of eyelid, including canthus

Table of Neoplasms

The parent code C44.13 of the current diagnosis code is referenced 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
  »canthus (eye) (inner) (outer)
    »sebaceous cell
C44.13     
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »eyelid (lower) (skin) (upper)
    »sebaceous cell
C44.13     
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »lid (lower) (upper)
    »sebaceous cell
C44.13     
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »meibomian gland
    »sebaceous cell
C44.13     
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »palpebra
    »sebaceous cell
C44.13     
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »canthus (eye) (inner) (outer)
      »sebaceous cell
C44.13     
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »eyelid
      »sebaceous cell
C44.13     
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »lid (lower) (upper)
      »sebaceous cell
C44.13     
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »skin NOS
    »palpebra
      »sebaceous cell
C44.13     

Patient Education


Eyelid Disorders

Your eyelids help protect your eyes. When you blink, your eyelids spread moisture over your eyes. Blinking also helps move dirt or other particles off the surface of the eye. You close your eyelids when you see something coming toward your eyes. This can help protect against injuries.

Like most other parts of your body, your eyelids can get infected, inflamed, or even develop cancer. There are also specific eyelid problems, including:

  • Eyelids that turn in or out
  • Eyelids that droop
  • Abnormal blinking or twitching

Treatment of eyelid problems depends on the cause.


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Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. The two most common types are basal cell cancer and squamous cell cancer. They usually form on the head, face, neck, hands, and arms. Another type of skin cancer, melanoma, is more dangerous but less common.

Anyone can get skin cancer, but it is more common in people who :

  • Spend a lot of time in the sun or have been sunburned
  • Have light-colored skin, hair and eyes
  • Have a family member with skin cancer
  • Are over age 50

You should have your doctor check any suspicious skin markings and any changes in the way your skin looks. Treatment is more likely to work well when cancer is found early. If not treated, some types of skin cancer cells can spread to other tissues and organs. Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and biologic therapy. PDT uses a drug and a type of laser light to kill cancer cells. Biologic therapy boosts your body's own ability to fight cancer.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • 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

Footnotes

[1] Chronic - a chronic condition code indicates a condition lasting 12 months or longer and its effect on the patient based on one or both of the following criteria:

  • The condition results in the need for ongoing intervention with medical products,treatment, services, and special equipment
  • The condition places limitations on self-care, independent living, and social interactions.