ICD-10-CM Code C75.2

Malignant neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct

Version 2020 Billable Code Neoplasm Malignant Primary

Valid for Submission

C75.2 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct. The code is valid for the year 2020 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code C75.2 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like malignant neoplasm of pituitary gland and craniopharyngeal duct, malignant tumor of craniopharyngeal duct, malignant tumor of craniopharyngeal duct, malignant tumor of pituitary gland, malignant tumor of pituitary gland, neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct, etc

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: craniobuccal pouch or craniopharyngeal (duct) (pouch) .

ICD-10:C75.2
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct

Synonyms

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

  • Malignant neoplasm of pituitary gland and craniopharyngeal duct
  • Malignant tumor of craniopharyngeal duct
  • Malignant tumor of craniopharyngeal duct
  • Malignant tumor of pituitary gland
  • Malignant tumor of pituitary gland
  • Neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct
  • Neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of craniopharyngeal duct
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of pituitary gland

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code C75.2 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V37.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2020.

  • 643 - ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 644 - ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITH CC
  • 645 - ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert C75.2 to ICD-9

  • 194.3 - Malig neo pituitary (Approximate Flag)

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of thyroid and other endocrine glands (C73-C75)
      • Malignant neoplasm of endo glands and related structures (C75)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020

Table of Neoplasms

The code C75.2 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
»craniobuccal pouch
C75.2C79.89D09.3D35.2D44.3D49.7
»craniopharyngeal (duct) (pouch)
C75.2C79.89D09.3D35.3D44.4D49.7

Information for Patients


Pituitary Tumors

Your pituitary gland is a pea-sized gland at the base of your brain. The pituitary is the "master control gland" - it makes hormones that affect growth and the functions of other glands in the body.

Pituitary tumors are common, but often they don't cause health problems. Most people with pituitary tumors never even know they have them. The most common type of pituitary tumor produces hormones and disrupts the balance of hormones in your body. This can cause endocrine diseases such as Cushing's syndrome and hyperthyroidism.

Symptoms of pituitary tumors include

  • Headaches
  • Vision problems
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Problems caused by the production of too many hormones

Pituitary tumors are usually curable. Treatment is often surgery to remove the tumor. Other options include medicines, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.


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