Valid for Submission
C71.4 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of occipital lobe. The code C71.4 is valid during the fiscal year 2022 from October 01, 2021 through September 30, 2022 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.
The ICD-10-CM code C71.4 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like malignant neoplasm of occipital lobe, neoplasm of occipital lobe or primary malignant neoplasm of occipital lobe.
The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: brain NEC occipital lobe or occipital lobe or pole, brain or pole occipital .
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Malignant neoplasm of occipital lobe
- Neoplasm of occipital lobe
- Primary malignant neoplasm of occipital lobe
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Table of Neoplasms
The code C71.4 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.
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Information for Patients
A brain tumor is a growth of abnormal cells in the tissues of the brain. Brain tumors can be benign, with no cancer cells, or malignant, with cancer cells that grow quickly. Some are primary brain tumors, which start in the brain. Others are metastatic, and they start somewhere else in the body and move to the brain.
Brain tumors can cause many symptoms. Some of the most common are
- Headaches, often in the morning
- Nausea and vomiting
- Changes in your ability to talk, hear, or see
- Problems with balance or walking
- Problems with thinking or memory
- Feeling weak or sleepy
- Changes in your mood or behavior
Doctors diagnose brain tumors by doing a neurologic exam and tests including an MRI, CT scan, and biopsy. Treatment options include watchful waiting, surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses drugs or other substances that attack cancer cells with less harm to normal cells. Many people get a combination of treatments.
NIH: National Cancer Institute
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