2022 ICD-10-CM Code C72.59

Malignant neoplasm of other cranial nerves

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:C72.59
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of other cranial nerves
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of other cranial nerves

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of eye, brain and other parts of central nervous system (C69-C72)
      • Malig neoplm of spinal cord, cranial nerves and oth prt cnsl (C72)

C72.59 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of other cranial nerves. The code C72.59 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 C72.59 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like neoplasm of abducens nerve, neoplasm of accessory nerve, neoplasm of facial nerve, neoplasm of glossopharyngeal nerve, neoplasm of hypoglossal nerve , neoplasm of oculomotor nerve, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: cranial (fossa, any) nerve specified NEC ; nerve (ganglion) abducens ; nerve (ganglion) accessory (spinal) ; nerve (ganglion) cranial specified NEC ; nerve (ganglion) facial ; nerve (ganglion) glossopharyngeal ; nerve (ganglion) hypoglossal ; etc

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert C72.59 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code C72.59 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.

Table of Neoplasms

The code C72.59 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
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»cranial (fossa, any)
  »nerve
    »specified NEC
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»nerve (ganglion)
  »abducens
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»nerve (ganglion)
  »accessory (spinal)
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»nerve (ganglion)
  »cranial
    »specified NEC
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»nerve (ganglion)
  »facial
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»nerve (ganglion)
  »glossopharyngeal
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»nerve (ganglion)
  »hypoglossal
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»nerve (ganglion)
  »oculomotor
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»nerve (ganglion)
  »spinal NEC
    »accessory
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»nerve (ganglion)
  »trigeminal
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»nerve (ganglion)
  »trochlear
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7
»nerve (ganglion)
  »vagus
C72.59C79.49D33.3D43.3D49.7

Information for Patients


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Peripheral Nerve Disorders

Your peripheral nerves are the ones outside your brain and spinal cord. Like static on a telephone line, peripheral nerve disorders distort or interrupt the messages between the brain and the rest of the body.

There are more than 100 kinds of peripheral nerve disorders. They can affect one nerve or many nerves. Some are the result of other diseases, like diabetic nerve problems. Others, like Guillain-Barre syndrome, happen after a virus infection. Still others are from nerve compression, like carpal tunnel syndrome or thoracic outlet syndrome. In some cases, like complex regional pain syndrome and brachial plexus injuries, the problem begins after an injury. Some people are born with peripheral nerve disorders.

Symptoms often start gradually, and then get worse. They include

Treatment aims to treat any underlying problem, reduce pain and control symptoms.

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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)