Not Valid for Submission
C57.1 is a non-specific and non-billable diagnosis code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of broad ligament. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2022 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 apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: broad ligament ; ligament [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue] ; ligament [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue] broad ; mesosalpinx ; mesovarium ; paroophoron ; parovarium ; etc
Specific Coding for Malignant neoplasm of broad ligament
Non-specific codes like C57.1 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 broad ligament:
Table of Neoplasms
The code C57.1 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.
|»ligament [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue]||C57.1||C79.82||D07.39||D28.2||D39.8||D49.59|
|»ligament [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue]|
|»uterus, uteri, uterine|
Information for Patients
The uterus, or womb, is the place where a baby grows when a women is pregnant. There are different types of uterine cancer. The most common type starts in the endometrium, the lining of the uterus. This type is also called endometrial cancer.
The symptoms of uterine cancer include
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
- Trouble urinating
- Pelvic pain
- Pain during intercourse
Uterine cancer usually happens after menopause. It is more common in women who have obesity. You also have a higher risk if you took estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy (menopausal hormone therapy) for many years.
Tests to find uterine cancer include a pelvic exam, imaging tests, and a biopsy. The most common treatment is a hysterectomy, which is surgery to remove the uterus. Sometimes the surgery also removes the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Other treatments include hormone therapy, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Some women get more than one type of treatment.
NIH: National Cancer Institute
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