ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C50.129

Malignant neoplasm of central portion of unsp male breast

Diagnosis Code C50.129

ICD-10: C50.129
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of central portion of unsp male breast
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of central portion of unspecified male breast
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C50.129

Valid for Submission
The code C50.129 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of breast (C50)
      • Malignant neoplasm of breast (C50)
Version 2019 Billable Code Diagnoses For Males Only

Information for Medical Professionals


Code Edits
The following edits are applicable to this code:
Diagnoses for males only - Diagnoses for males only.

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C50.129 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)

  • 582 - MASTECTOMY FOR MALIGNANCY WITH CC/MCC
  • 583 - MASTECTOMY FOR MALIGNANCY WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert to ICD-9
  • 175.9 - Mal neo male breast NEC (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms
  • Carcinoma of central portion of breast

Information for Patients


Male Breast Cancer

Although breast cancer is much more common in women, men can get it too. It happens most often to men between the ages of 60 and 70.

Breast lumps usually aren't cancer. However, most men with breast cancer have lumps. Other breast symptoms can include

  • Dimpled or puckered skin
  • A red, scaly nipple or skin
  • Fluid discharge

Risk factors for male breast cancer include exposure to radiation, a family history of breast cancer, and having high estrogen levels, which can happen with diseases like cirrhosis or Klinefelter's syndrome.

Treatment for male breast cancer is usually a mastectomy, which is surgery to remove the breast. Other treatments include radiation, chemotherapy and/or hormone therapy.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • 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.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.

Present on Admission
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