Valid for Submission
C57.12 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of left broad ligament. The code C57.12 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The code C57.12 is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.
The Medicare Code Editor (MCE) detects and reports errors in the coding of claims data. The following ICD-10 Code Edits are applicable to this code:
Diagnostic Related Groups - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert C57.12 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code C57.12 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.
Information for Patients
Also called: Endometrial cancer
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
- Choriocarcinoma (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Endometrial biopsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Endometrial cancer (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Uterine Cancer (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)