ICD-10-CM Code C47.1

Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of upper limb, including shoulder

Version 2021 Non-Billable Code Neoplasm Malignant Primary

Not Valid for Submission

C47.1 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of upper limb, including shoulder. The code is NOT valid for the year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic brachial plexus ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) brachial ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) median ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC antecubital fossa or space ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC arm ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC elbow ; Neoplasm, neoplastic nerve (ganglion) peripheral NEC extremity upper ; etc

ICD-10:C47.1
Short Description:Malig neoplasm of prph nerves of upper limb, inc shoulder
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of upper limb, including shoulder

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • C47.10 - Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of unspecified upper limb, including shoulder
  • C47.11 - Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of right upper limb, including shoulder
  • C47.12 - Malignant neoplasm of peripheral nerves of left upper limb, including shoulder

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of mesothelial and soft tissue (C45-C49)
      • Malignant neoplasm of prph nerves and autonomic nervous sys (C47)

Code History

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

Table of Neoplasms

The code C47.1 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
  »brachial plexus
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »brachial
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »median
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »antecubital fossa or space
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »arm
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »elbow
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »extremity
        »upper
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »finger
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »forearm
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »hand
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »limb NEC
        »upper
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »shoulder
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »thumb
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »peripheral NEC
      »wrist
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »radial
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nerve (ganglion)
    »ulnar
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »plexus
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »plexus
    »brachial
C47.1C79.89D36.12D48.2D49.2

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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

  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Burning or tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sensitivity to touch

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

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