C76.0 - Malignant neoplasm of head, face and neck

Version 2023
ICD-10:C76.0
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of head, face and neck
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of head, face and neck
Status: Valid for Submission
Version:ICD-10-CM 2023
Code Classification:
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of ill-defined, other secondary and unspecified sites (C76-C80)
      • Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined sites (C76)

C76.0 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of head, face and neck. The code is valid during the fiscal year 2023 from October 01, 2022 through September 30, 2023 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference this diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic cervical region ; Neoplasm, neoplastic cheek ; Neoplasm, neoplastic face NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic head NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic jaw ; Neoplasm, neoplastic jaw carcinoma (any type) (lower) (upper) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic neck NEC ; etc

Approximate Synonyms

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

Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries

The Tabular List of Diseases and Injuries is a list of ICD-10 codes, organized "head to toe" into chapters and sections with coding notes and guidance for inclusions, exclusions, descriptions and more. The following references are applicable to this diagnosis code:


Inclusion Terms

Inclusion Terms
These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
C76.0195.0 - Mal neo head/face/neck

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
  »cervical region
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cheek
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »face NEC
C76.0C79.89D04.39D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »head NEC
C76.0C79.89D04.4D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »jaw
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »jaw
    »carcinoma (any type) (lower) (upper)
C76.0C79.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »neck NEC
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nose, nasal
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »parasagittal (region)
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »peritonsillar (tissue)
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »retro-orbital
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »submental
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »supraclavicular region
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »temporal
    »region
C76.0C79.89D09.8D36.7D48.7D49.89

Patient Education


Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancer includes cancers of the mouth, nose, sinuses, salivary glands, throat, and lymph nodes in the neck. Most begin in the moist tissues that line the mouth, nose, and throat. Symptoms include:

Head and neck cancers are twice as common in men. Using tobacco or alcohol increases your risk. In fact, around 75% of head and neck cancers are linked to tobacco use, including smoking and smokeless tobacco. Infection with HPV is a risk factor for some head and neck cancers.

To diagnose head and neck cancer, your doctor will do a physical exam and diagnostic tests. You will have a biopsy, where a sample of tissue is taken out and examined under a microscope. It is the only test that can tell for sure if you have cancer.

If found early, these cancers are often curable. Treatments may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination. Treatments can affect eating, speaking or even breathing, so patients may need rehabilitation.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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