ICD-10-CM Code C75.4

Malignant neoplasm of carotid body

Version 2021 Billable Code Neoplasm Malignant Primary

Valid for Submission

C75.4 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of carotid body. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code C75.4 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like malignant neoplasm of carotid body or neoplasm of carotid body or primary malignant neoplasm of carotid body or primary malignant neoplasm of paraganglion.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic carotid (artery) body .

ICD-10:C75.4
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of carotid body
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of carotid body

Index to Diseases and Injuries

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 the code C75.4 are found in the index:


Synonyms

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

  • Malignant neoplasm of carotid body
  • Neoplasm of carotid body
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of carotid body
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of paraganglion

Convert C75.4 to ICD-9

  • 194.5 - Mal neo carotid body

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
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

Table of Neoplasms

The code C75.4 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.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »carotid (artery)
    »body
C75.4C79.89D35.5D44.6D49.7

Information for Patients


Cancer

Also called: Carcinoma, Malignancy, Neoplasms, Tumor

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