2021 ICD-10-CM Code C57.3

Malignant neoplasm of parametrium

Version 2021
Billable Code
Diagnoses For Females Only
MS-DRG Mapping
Neoplasm Malignant Primary

Valid for Submission

C57.3 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of parametrium. The code C57.3 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code C57.3 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like carcinoma of peritoneum, carcinoma of peritoneum, malignant neoplasm of parametrium, primary adenocarcinoma of parametrium, primary adenocarcinoma of peritoneum , primary adenocarcinoma of peritoneum, etc.

The code C57.3 is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic ligament [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue] sacro-uterine ; Neoplasm, neoplastic ligament [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue] uterine ; Neoplasm, neoplastic ligament [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue] uterosacral ; Neoplasm, neoplastic parametrium ; Neoplasm, neoplastic sacrouterine ligament ; Neoplasm, neoplastic uterosacral ligament ; Neoplasm, neoplastic uterus, uteri, uterine ligament ; etc

Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of parametrium
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of parametrium

Code Classification

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to the code C57.3:

Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
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Code Edits

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Approximate Synonyms

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Table of Neoplasms

The code C57.3 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.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »ligament [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue]
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »ligament [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue]
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »ligament [See Also: Neoplasm, connective tissue]
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »sacrouterine ligament
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »uterosacral ligament
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »uterus, uteri, uterine

Information for Patients

Uterine Cancer

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

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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Code History

  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)