C47.0 - Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of head, face and neck

Version 2023
ICD-10:C47.0
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of prph nerves of head, face and neck
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of head, face and neck
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of mesothelial and soft tissue (C45-C49)
      • Malignant neoplasm of prph nerves and autonomic nervous sys (C47)

C47.0 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of head, face and neck. 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 anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference this diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC auricle (ear) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC cervical region ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC cheek ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC chin ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC ear (external) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC eyelid ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC face ; etc

Approximate Synonyms

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

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 Excludes

Type 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.

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
C47.0171.0 - Mal neo soft tissue head
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.

Table of Neoplasms

This 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
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »auricle (ear)
C47.0C79.89D36.11D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »cervical region
C47.0C79.89D36.11D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »cheek
C47.0C79.89D36.11D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »chin
C47.0C79.89D36.11D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »ear (external)
C47.0C79.89D36.11D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »eyelid
C47.0C79.89D36.11D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »face
C47.0C79.89D36.11D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »forehead
C47.0C79.89D36.11D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »head
C47.0C79.89D36.11D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »neck
C47.0C79.89D36.11D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »pterygoid fossa
C47.0C79.89D36.11D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »scalp
C47.0C79.89D36.11D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »submental
C47.0C79.89D36.11D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »supraclavicular region
C47.0C79.89D36.11D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »temple
C47.0C79.89D36.11D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »temporal region
C47.0C79.89D36.11D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »plexus
    »cervical
C47.0C79.89D36.11D48.2D49.2

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Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Your peripheral nerves are the ones outside your brain and spinal cord. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral nerve disorders distort or interrupt the messages between the brain and the rest of the body.

There are more than 100 kinds of peripheral nerve disorders. They can affect one nerve or many nerves. Some are the result of other diseases, like diabetic nerve problems. Others, like Guillain-Barre syndrome, happen after a virus infection. Still others are from nerve compression, like carpal tunnel syndrome or thoracic outlet syndrome. In some cases, like complex regional pain syndrome and brachial plexus injuries, the problem begins after an injury. Some people are born with peripheral nerve disorders.

Symptoms often start gradually, and then get worse. They include :

Treatment aims to treat any underlying problem, reduce pain and control symptoms.

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