C74.0 - Malignant neoplasm of cortex of adrenal gland

Version 2023
ICD-10:C74.0
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of cortex of adrenal gland
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of cortex of adrenal gland
Status: Not Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other endocrine glands (C73-C75)
      • Malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland (C74)

C74.0 is a non-specific and non-billable ICD-10 code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of cortex of adrenal gland. The code is not specific and is NOT valid for the year 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. Category or Header define the heading of a category of codes that may be further subdivided by the use of 4th, 5th, 6th or 7th characters.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference this diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic adrenal cortex or Neoplasm, neoplastic cortex or Neoplasm, neoplastic cortex adrenal or Neoplasm, neoplastic suprarenal cortex .

Specific Coding for Malignant neoplasm of cortex of adrenal gland

Non-specific codes like C74.0 require more digits to indicate the appropriate level of specificity. Consider using any of the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity when coding for malignant neoplasm of cortex of adrenal gland:

  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C74.00 for Malignant neoplasm of cortex of unspecified adrenal gland
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C74.01 for Malignant neoplasm of cortex of right adrenal gland
  • BILLABLE CODE - Use C74.02 for Malignant neoplasm of cortex of left adrenal gland

Index to Diseases and Injuries References

The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for this diagnosis code are found in the injuries and diseases index:

Table of Neoplasms

This 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
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »adrenal
    »cortex
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cortex
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cortex
    »adrenal
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »suprarenal
    »cortex
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7

Patient Education


Adrenal Gland Cancer

Your adrenal, or suprarenal, glands are located on the top of each kidney. These glands produce hormones that you can't live without, including sex hormones and cortisol, which helps you respond to stress and has many other functions.

A number of disorders can affect the adrenal glands, including tumors. Tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. Most adrenal gland tumors are benign. They usually do not cause symptoms and may not require treatment. Malignant adrenal gland cancers are uncommon.

Types of tumors include:

Symptoms depend on the type of cancer you have. Treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.


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