ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C49.1

Malig neoplm of conn and soft tiss of upper limb, inc shldr

Diagnosis Code C49.1

ICD-10: C49.1
Short Description: Malig neoplm of conn and soft tiss of upper limb, inc shldr
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of connective and soft tissue of upper limb, including shoulder
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C49.1

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of mesothelial and soft tissue (C45-C49)
      • Malignant neoplasm of other connective and soft tissue (C49)
Version 2019 Non-Billable Code Neoplasm Malignant Primary

Table of Neoplasms

The code C49.1 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.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»aponeurosis
  »palmar
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »antecubital fossa or space
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »arm
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »elbow
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »extremity
    »upper
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »finger
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »forearm
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »hand
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »limb NEC
    »upper
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »shoulder
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »thumb
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»connective tissue NEC
  »wrist
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»fascia [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue]
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2
»fascia [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue]
  »palmar
C49.1C79.89D21.1D48.1D49.2

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Your connective tissue supports many different parts of your body, such as your skin, eyes, and heart. It is like a "cellular glue" that gives your body parts their shape and helps keep them strong. It also helps some of your tissues do their work. It is made of many kinds of proteins. Cartilage and fat are types of connective tissue.

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ICD-10 Footnotes

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  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
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