2021 ICD-10-CM Code C78.39

Secondary malignant neoplasm of other respiratory organs

Version 2021

Valid for Submission

ICD-10:C78.39
Short Description:Secondary malignant neoplasm of other respiratory organs
Long Description:Secondary malignant neoplasm of other respiratory organs

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of ill-defined, other secondary and unspecified sites (C76-C80)
      • Secondary malignant neoplasm of resp 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 C78.39 is valid during the fiscal year 2021 from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

The ICD-10-CM code C78.39 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like hypopharyngeal tnm finding, lip and oral cavity tnm finding, malignant neoplasm of cartilage of nose, malignant neoplasm of junctional region of epiglottis, malignant neoplasm of mastoid , malignant tumor of aryepiglottic fold - laryngeal aspect, etc.

The following anatomical sites found in the Table of Neoplasms apply to this 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:

Convert C78.39 to ICD-9 Code

The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code C78.39 its ICD-9 equivalent. The approximate mapping means there is not an exact match between the ICD-10 code and the ICD-9 code and the mapped code is not a precise representation of the original code.

Table of Neoplasms

The code C78.39 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
  »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
C34.0C78.39D14.3D38.1D49.1
»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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