C76.52 - Malignant neoplasm of left lower limb

Version 2023
ICD-10:C76.52
Short Description:Malignant neoplasm of left lower limb
Long Description:Malignant neoplasm of left lower limb
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)

C76.52 is a billable ICD-10 code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant neoplasm of left lower limb. 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 the parent code C76.5 of the current diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic ankle NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic calf ; Neoplasm, neoplastic extremity lower ; Neoplasm, neoplastic foot NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic heel NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic hip NEC ; Neoplasm, neoplastic knee NEC ; etc

Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert to ICD-9 Code

Source ICD-10 CodeTarget ICD-9 Code
C76.52195.5 - Malign neopl leg
Approximate Flag - The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 codes and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Table of Neoplasms

The parent code C76.5 of the current diagnosis 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
  »ankle NEC
C76.5C79.89D04.7D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »calf
C76.5C79.89D04.7D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »extremity
    »lower
C76.5C79.89D04.7D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »foot NEC
C76.5C79.89D04.7D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »heel NEC
C76.5C79.89D04.7D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »hip NEC
C76.5C79.89D04.7D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »knee NEC
C76.5C79.89D04.7D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »leg NEC
C76.5C79.89D04.7D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »limb
    »lower
C76.5C79.89D04.7D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »popliteal fossa or space
C76.5C79.89D04.7D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »thigh NEC
C76.5C79.89D04.7D36.7D48.7D49.89
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »toe NEC
C76.5C79.89D04.7D36.7D48.7D49.89

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