2024 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code C78.39

Secondary malignant neoplasm of other respiratory organs

ICD-10-CM Code:
C78.39
ICD-10 Code for:
Secondary malignant neoplasm of other respiratory organs
Is Billable?
Yes - Valid for Submission
Chronic Condition Indicator: [1]
Chronic
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Code Classification

  • Neoplasms
    (C00–D49)
    • Malignant neoplasms of ill-defined, other secondary and unspecified sites
      (C76-C80)
      • Secondary malignant neoplasm of respiratory and digestive organs
        (C78)

C78.39 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of secondary malignant neoplasm of other respiratory organs. The code is valid during the current fiscal year for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions from October 01, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms reference this diagnosis code given the correct histological behavior: Neoplasm, neoplastic antrum (Highmore) (maxillary) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic antrum (Highmore) (maxillary) tympanicum ; Neoplasm, neoplastic aryepiglottic fold laryngeal aspect ; Neoplasm, neoplastic arytenoid (cartilage) ; Neoplasm, neoplastic auditory canal (external) (skin) internal ; Neoplasm, neoplastic auditory tube ; Neoplasm, neoplastic auricular canal (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear] internal ; etc

Approximate Synonyms

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

  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma of trachea
  • Malignant neoplasm of cartilage of nose
  • Malignant neoplasm of junctional region of epiglottis
  • Malignant neoplasm of mastoid
  • Malignant tumor of aryepiglottic fold - laryngeal aspect
  • Malignant tumor of ethmoid sinus
  • Malignant tumor of Eustachian tube
  • Malignant tumor of false cord
  • Malignant tumor of frontal sinus
  • Malignant tumor of mastoid air cells
  • Malignant tumor of maxillary sinus
  • Malignant tumor of nasal septum
  • Malignant tumor of nasal skeleton
  • Malignant tumor of nasal vestibule
  • Malignant tumor of sphenoid sinus
  • Malignant tumor of subglottis
  • Malignant tumor of subglottis
  • Malignant tumor of vocal cord
  • Malignant tumor of vocal cord
  • Metastatic adenoid cystic carcinoma to trachea
  • Metastatic carcinoma to glottis
  • Metastatic carcinoma to larynx
  • Metastatic carcinoma to subglottis
  • Metastatic carcinoma to supraglottis
  • Metastatic carcinoma to vocal cord
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to accessory sinus
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to accessory sinus
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to cartilage of nose
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to epiglottis
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to ethmoidal sinus
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to eustachian tube
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to false vocal cord
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to frontal sinus
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to glottis
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to glottis
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to glottis
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to hypopharynx
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to junctional region of epiglottis
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to laryngeal aspect of aryepiglottic fold
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to laryngeal commissure
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to laryngeal surface of epiglottis
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to larynx
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to mastoid air cells
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to maxillary sinus
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to middle ear
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to nasal cavity
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to nose
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to nose
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to nose
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to nose
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to septum of nose
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to soft tissues of neck
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to soft tissues of neck
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to sphenoidal sinus
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to subglottis
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to subglottis
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to supraglottis
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to temporal bone
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to trachea
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to trachea
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to vestibule of nose
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to vocal cord
  • Metastatic malignant neoplasm to vocal cord
  • Metastatic undifferentiated carcinoma to nasal sinus
  • Neoplasm of cartilage of nose
  • Neoplasm of false vocal cord
  • Neoplasm of laryngeal aspect of aryepiglottic fold
  • Neoplasm of laryngeal surface of epiglottis
  • Neoplasm of mastoid air cells
  • Neoplasm of nasal vestibule
  • Tumor invasion into supraglottis
  • Tumor of Eustachian tube
  • Undifferentiated carcinoma of nasal sinus

Clinical Classification

Clinical Information

  • Epiglottis

    a thin leaf-shaped cartilage that is covered with laryngeal mucosa and situated posterior to the root of the tongue and hyoid bone. during swallowing, the epiglottis folds back over the larynx inlet thus prevents foods from entering the airway.
  • Eustachian Tube

    a narrow passageway that connects the upper part of the throat to the tympanic cavity.
  • Glottis

    the vocal apparatus of the larynx, situated in the middle section of the larynx. glottis consists of the vocal folds and an opening (rima glottidis) between the folds.

Convert C78.39 to ICD-9-CM

  • ICD-9-CM Code: 197.3 - Sec malig neo resp NEC
    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

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
  »antrum (Highmore) (maxillary)
C31.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »antrum (Highmore) (maxillary)
    »tympanicum
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »aryepiglottic fold
    »laryngeal aspect
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »arytenoid (cartilage)
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »auditory
    »canal (external) (skin)
      »internal
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »auditory
    »tube
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »auricular canal (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
    »internal
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.2
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
    »arytenoid
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
    »bronchi
C34.0C78.39 D14.3D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
    »cricoid
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
    »cuneiform
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
    »epiglottis
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
    »larynx, laryngeal
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
    »nose, nasal
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
    »thyroid
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cartilage (articular) (joint) NEC [See Also: Neoplasm, bone]
    »trachea
C33C78.39D02.1D14.2D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cavity
    »nasal
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cavity
    »tympanic
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »commissure
    »laryngeal
C32.0C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »concha [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
    »nose
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cord (true) (vocal)
C32.0C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cord (true) (vocal)
    »false
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cricoid
    »cartilage
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »cuneiform cartilage
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
    »inner
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »ear (external) [See Also: Neoplasm, skin, ear]
    »middle
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »epiglottis
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »epiglottis
    »cartilage
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »epiglottis
    »posterior (laryngeal) surface
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »epiglottis
    »suprahyoid portion
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »ethmoid (sinus)
C31.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »eustachian tube
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »frontal
    »sinus
C31.2C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »glottis
C32.0C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »interarytenoid fold
    »laryngeal aspect
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »larynx, laryngeal NEC
C32.9C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »larynx, laryngeal NEC
    »aryepiglottic fold
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »larynx, laryngeal NEC
    »cartilage (arytenoid) (cricoid) (cuneiform) (thyroid)
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »larynx, laryngeal NEC
    »commissure (anterior) (posterior)
C32.0C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »larynx, laryngeal NEC
    »extrinsic NEC
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »larynx, laryngeal NEC
    »interarytenoid fold
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »larynx, laryngeal NEC
    »intrinsic
C32.0C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »larynx, laryngeal NEC
    »ventricular band
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »mastoid (air cells) (antrum) (cavity)
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »maxilla, maxillary (superior)
    »antrum
C31.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »maxilla, maxillary (superior)
    »sinus
C31.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »mucosa
    »nasal
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nares, naris (anterior) (posterior)
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nose, nasal
    »cartilage
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nose, nasal
    »cavity
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nose, nasal
    »fossa
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nose, nasal
    »internal
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nose, nasal
    »mucosa
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nose, nasal
    »septum
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nose, nasal
    »turbinate (mucosa)
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nose, nasal
    »vestibule
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »nostril
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »septum
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »septum
    »nasal
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »sinus (accessory)
C31.9C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »sinus (accessory)
    »ethmoidal
C31.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »sinus (accessory)
    »frontal
C31.2C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »sinus (accessory)
    »maxillary
C31.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »sinus (accessory)
    »nasal, paranasal NEC
C31.9C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »sinus (accessory)
    »sphenoid
C31.3C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »sphenoid
C31.3C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »sphenoid
    »sinus
C31.3C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »subglottis, subglottic
C32.2C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »supraglottis
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »thyroid (gland)
    »cartilage
C32.3C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »trachea (cartilage) (mucosa)
C33C78.39D02.1D14.2D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »tracheobronchial
C34.8C78.39D02.1D14.2D38.1D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »turbinate (bone)
    »nasal
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »tympanic cavity
C30.1C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »ventricular band of larynx
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »vestibule
    »nose
C30.0C78.39D02.3D14.0D38.5D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »vocal cords (true)
C32.0C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »vocal cords (true)
    »false
C32.1C78.39D02.0D14.1D38.0D49.1
»Neoplasm, neoplastic
  »windpipe
C33C78.39D02.1D14.2D38.1D49.1

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Code History

  • FY 2024 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2023 through 9/30/2024
  • FY 2023 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2022 through 9/30/2023
  • FY 2022 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2021 through 9/30/2022
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016. This was the first year ICD-10-CM was implemented into the HIPAA code set.

Footnotes

[1] Chronic - a chronic condition code indicates a condition lasting 12 months or longer and its effect on the patient based on one or both of the following criteria:

  • The condition results in the need for ongoing intervention with medical products,treatment, services, and special equipment
  • The condition places limitations on self-care, independent living, and social interactions.