2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C69.30

Malignant neoplasm of unspecified choroid

ICD-10-CM Code:
ICD-10 Code for:
Malignant neoplasm of unspecified choroid
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
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Code Classification

  • Neoplasms
    • Malignant neoplasms of eye, brain and other parts of central nervous system
      • Malignant neoplasm of eye and adnexa

C69.30 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of unspecified choroid. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference the parent code C69.3 of the current diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic choroid .

Unspecified diagnosis codes like C69.30 are acceptable when clinical information is unknown or not available about a particular condition. Although a more specific code is preferable, unspecified codes should be used when such codes most accurately reflect what is known about a patient's condition. Specific diagnosis codes should not be used if not supported by the patient's medical record.

Approximate Synonyms

The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:

  • Malignant melanoma of choroid
  • Malignant melanoma of uveal tract
  • Malignant tumor of choroid
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of choroid
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of uveal tract of eye

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Choroid

    the thin, highly vascular membrane covering most of the posterior of the eye between the retina and sclera.
  • Choroid Diseases

    disorders of the choroid including hereditary choroidal diseases, neoplasms, and other abnormalities of the vascular layer of the uvea.
  • Choroid Hemorrhage

    hemorrhage from the vessels of the choroid.
  • Choroid Neoplasms

    tumors of the choroid; most common intraocular tumors are malignant melanomas of the choroid. these usually occur after puberty and increase in incidence with advancing age. most malignant melanomas of the uveal tract develop from benign melanomas (nevi).
  • Choroid Plexus

    a villous structure of tangled masses of blood vessels contained within the third, lateral, and fourth ventricles of the brain. it regulates part of the production and composition of cerebrospinal fluid.
  • Choroid Plexus Neoplasms

    benign or malignant tumors which arise from the choroid plexus of the ventricles of the brain. papillomas (see papilloma, choroid plexus) and carcinomas are the most common histologic subtypes, and tend to seed throughout the ventricular and subarachnoid spaces. clinical features include headaches, ataxia and alterations of consciousness, primarily resulting from associated hydrocephalus. (from devita et al., cancer: principles and practice of oncology, 5th ed, p2072; j neurosurg 1998 mar;88(3):521-8)
  • Choroidal Effusions

    finding of fluid accumulation between the choroid and the sclera.
  • Choroidal Neovascularization

    a pathological process consisting of the formation of new blood vessels in the choroid.
  • Choroideremia

    an x chromosome-linked abnormality characterized by atrophy of the choroid and degeneration of the retinal pigment epithelium causing night blindness.
  • Choroiditis

    inflammation of the choroid.
  • Multifocal Choroiditis

    a multifocal uveitis syndrome involving the retinal pigment epithelium and capillary layer of the choroid. it is characterized by chronic uveitis and multiple choroid lesions referred to as white dots, blurry vision, floaters, sensitivity to light, blind spots, and eye discomfort.
  • Papilloma, Choroid Plexus

    a usually benign neoplasm that arises from the cuboidal epithelium of the choroid plexus and takes the form of an enlarged choroid plexus, which may be associated with oversecretion of csf. the tumor usually presents in the first decade of life with signs of increased intracranial pressure including headaches; ataxia; diplopia; and alterations of mental status. in children it is most common in the lateral ventricles and in adults it tends to arise in the fourth ventricle. malignant transformation to choroid plexus carcinomas may rarely occur. (adams et al., principles of neurology, 6th ed, p667; devita et al., cancer: principles and practice of oncology, 5th ed, p2072)
  • Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy

    a choroid neovascularization characterized by serosanguineous retinal pigment epithelial detachment and leakage of serous exudate sometimes associated with aneurysmal polypoidal lesions.
  • White Dot Syndromes

    a group of idiopathic multifocal posterior uveitis syndromes involving the choroid; retinal pigment epithelium; and retina. they are characterized by multiple lesions of hypoautofluorescent dots in the fundus oculi and reduced visual acuity. several entities including birdshot chorioretinopathy are hla-a antigens serotype a29 positive.

Convert C69.30 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 190.6 - Malign neopl choroid
    Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Table of Neoplasms

The parent code C69.3 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
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
»Neoplasm, neoplastic

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • 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. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.


[1] Chronic - a chronic condition code indicates a condition lasting 12 months or longer and its effect on the patient based on one or both of the following criteria:

  • The condition results in the need for ongoing intervention with medical products,treatment, services, and special equipment
  • The condition places limitations on self-care, independent living, and social interactions.