2021 ICD-10-CM Code C47.0

Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of head, face and neck

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

C47.0 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of head, face and neck. The code C47.0 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 C47.0 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of head, face and neck, primary malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerve of head, face and/or neck, primary malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of face, primary malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of head or primary malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of neck.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this 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

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

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 C47.0:


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.

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert C47.0 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code C47.0 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Table of Neoplasms

The code C47.0 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
  »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

Information for Patients


Cancer

Also called: Carcinoma, Malignancy, Neoplasms, Tumor

Cancer begins in your cells, which are the building blocks of your body. Normally, your body forms new cells as you need them, replacing old cells that die. Sometimes this process goes wrong. New cells grow even when you don't need them, and old cells don't die when they should. These extra cells can form a mass called a tumor. Tumors can be benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer while malignant ones are. Cells from malignant tumors can invade nearby tissues. They can also break away and spread to other parts of the body.

Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer. Most cancers are named for where they start. For example, lung cancer starts in the lung, and breast cancer starts in the breast. The spread of cancer from one part of the body to another is called metastasis. Symptoms and treatment depend on the cancer type and how advanced it is. Most treatment plans may include surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. Some may involve hormone therapy, immunotherapy or other types of biologic therapy, or stem cell transplantation.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Also called: Neuritis, Peripheral neuritis, Peripheral neuropathy

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.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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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)