C50.52 - Malignant neoplasm of lower-outer quadrant of breast, male

Version 2023
ICD-10:C50.52
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of lower-outer quadrant of breast, male
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of lower-outer quadrant of breast, male
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of breast (C50)
      • Malignant neoplasm of breast (C50)

C50.52 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of lower-outer quadrant of breast, male. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference the parent code C50.5 of the current diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic breast (connective tissue) (glandular tissue) (soft parts) lower-outer quadrant .

Specific Coding for Malignant neoplasm of lower-outer quadrant of breast, male

Non-specific codes like C50.52 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for malignant neoplasm of lower-outer quadrant of breast, male:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C50.521 for Malignant neoplasm of lower-outer quadrant of right male breast
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C50.522 for Malignant neoplasm of lower-outer quadrant of left male breast
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C50.529 for Malignant neoplasm of lower-outer quadrant of unspecified male breast

Table of Neoplasms

The parent code C50.5 of the current diagnosis 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
  »breast (connective tissue) (glandular tissue) (soft parts)
    »lower-outer quadrant
C50.5C79.81D05.D24.D48.6D49.3

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