ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C70.0

Malignant neoplasm of cerebral meninges

Diagnosis Code C70.0

ICD-10: C70.0
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of cerebral meninges
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of cerebral meninges
This is the 2019 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C70.0

Valid for Submission
The code C70.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of eye, brain and other parts of central nervous system (C69-C72)
      • Malignant neoplasm of meninges (C70)

Information for Medical Professionals

Convert to ICD-9
  • 192.1 - Mal neo cerebral mening (Approximate Flag)

Synonyms
  • Malignant meningioma of meninges of brain
  • Malignant meningioma of optic nerve sheath
  • Malignant neoplasm of cerebral arachnoid mater
  • Malignant neoplasm of cerebral dura mater
  • Malignant neoplasm of cerebral meninges
  • Malignant neoplasm of cerebral pia mater
  • Malignant tumor of optic nerve
  • Malignant tumor of optic nerve and sheath
  • Malignant tumor of optic nerve sheath
  • Malignant tumor of optic nerve sheath
  • Meningioma of optic nerve sheath
  • Primary malignant meningioma
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of cerebral meninges
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of meninges
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of meninges

Table of Neoplasms

The code C70.0 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.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»arachnoid
  »cerebral
C70.0C79.32D32.0D42.0D49.7
»brain NEC
  »meninges
C70.0C79.32D32.0D42.0D49.7
»cerebrum, cerebral (cortex) (hemisphere) (white matter)
  »meninges
C70.0C79.32D32.0D42.0D49.7
»cranial (fossa, any)
  »meninges
C70.0C79.32D32.0D42.0D49.7
»dura (cranial) (mater)
  »cerebral
C70.0C79.32D32.0D42.0D49.7
»falx (cerebella) (cerebri)
C70.0C79.32D32.0D42.0D49.7
»meninges
  »brain
C70.0C79.32D32.0D42.0D49.7
»meninges
  »cerebral
C70.0C79.32D32.0D42.0D49.7
»meninges
  »crainial
C70.0C79.32D32.0D42.0D49.7
»meninges
  »intracranial
C70.0C79.32D32.0D42.0D49.7
»pia mater
  »cerebral
C70.0C79.32D32.0D42.0D49.7
»pia mater
  »cranial
C70.0C79.32D32.0D42.0D49.7
»tentorium (cerebelli)
C70.0C79.32D32.0D42.0D49.7

Information for Patients


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ICD-10 Footnotes

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