C45.0 - Mesothelioma of pleura
|Short Description:||Mesothelioma of pleura|
|Long Description:||Mesothelioma of pleura|
|Status:||Valid for Submission|
C45.0 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of mesothelioma of pleura. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Malignant mesothelioma of pleura
- Neoplasm of mesothelial tissue of pleura
- Neoplasm of mesothelial tissue of pleura
- Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of pleura
- Primary malignant neoplasm of pleura
- Well-differentiated papillary mesothelioma of pleura
- Mesothelioma-. a tumor derived from mesothelial tissue (peritoneum, pleura, pericardium). it appears as broad sheets of cells, with some regions containing spindle-shaped, sarcoma-like cells and other regions showing adenomatous patterns. pleural mesotheliomas have been linked to exposure to asbestos. (dorland, 27th ed)
- Mesothelioma, Cystic-. a peritoneal mesothelioma affecting mainly young females and producing cysts of variable size and number lined by a single layer of benign mesothelial cells. the disease follows a benign course and is compatible with a normal life expectancy, requiring occasionally partial excision or decompression for relief of pain or other symptoms. malignant potential is exceptional. (from holland et al., cancer medicine, 3d ed, p1345)
- Mesothelioma, Malignant-. a type of mesothelioma with a tendency to metastasize. most tumors originate from either the pleura or peritoneum, tumors may also originate in the pericardium or testicular tissue. it is associated with asbestos exposure. somatic mutations identified in wt1, bcl10, cdkn2a, nf2, and bap1 genes are associated with the malignancy. omim: 156240.
- Solitary Fibrous Tumor, Pleural-. a rare neoplasm, usually benign, derived from mesenchymal fibroblasts located in the submesothelial lining of the pleura. it spite of its various synonyms, it has no features of mesothelial cells and is not related to malignant mesothelioma or asbestos exposure.
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 this diagnosis code:
Type 1 ExcludesType 1 Excludes
A type 1 excludes note is a pure excludes note. It means "NOT CODED HERE!" An Excludes1 note indicates that the code excluded should never be used at the same time as the code above the Excludes1 note. An Excludes1 is used when two conditions cannot occur together, such as a congenital form versus an acquired form of the same condition.
- other malignant neoplasm of pleura C38.4
Index to Diseases and Injuries References
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 this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:
- - Mesothelioma (malignant) - C45.9
- - site classification
Convert to ICD-9 Code
|Source ICD-10 Code||Target ICD-9 Code|
|C45.0||163.9 - Malig neopl pleura NOS|
|Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.|
The tissue that lines your lungs, stomach, heart, and other organs is called mesothelium. Mesothelioma, also known as malignant mesothelioma, is cancer of that tissue. It usually starts in the lungs, but can also start in the abdomen or other organs.
Malignant mesothelioma is rare but serious. Most people who get it have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles. After being exposed to asbestos, it usually takes a long time for the disease to form.
- Trouble breathing
- Pain under the rib cage
- Pain, swelling, or lumps in the abdomen
- Weight loss for no known reason
Sometimes it is hard to tell the difference between malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Your doctor uses imaging tests and a biopsy to make the diagnosis. Malignant mesothelioma is often found when it is advanced. This makes it harder to treat. Treatment may include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and/or targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses drugs or other substances that attack specific cancer cells with less harm to normal cells.
NIH: National Cancer Institute
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- 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
- 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)