2021 ICD-10-CM Code C79.61

Secondary malignant neoplasm of right ovary

Version 2021
Billable Code
Diagnoses For Females Only
MS-DRG Mapping

Valid for Submission

C79.61 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of secondary malignant neoplasm of right ovary. The code C79.61 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 C79.61 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like malignant tumor involving right ovary by direct extension from endometrium, malignant tumor involving right ovary by direct extension from fallopian tube, malignant tumor involving right ovary by direct extension from left ovary, malignant tumor involving right ovary by direct extension from uterine cervix, malignant tumor involving right ovary by direct extension from uterus , malignant tumor involving right ovary by direct extension from vagina, etc.

The code C79.61 is applicable to female patients only. It is clinically and virtually impossible to use this code on a non-female patient.

ICD-10:C79.61
Short Description:Secondary malignant neoplasm of right ovary
Long Description:Secondary malignant neoplasm of right ovary

Code Classification

Code Edits

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Approximate Synonyms

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Convert C79.61 to ICD-9 Code

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Information for Patients


Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries are part of the female reproductive system. They produce a woman's eggs and female hormones. Each ovary is about the size and shape of an almond.

Cancer of the ovary is not common, but it causes more deaths than other female reproductive cancers. The sooner ovarian cancer is found and treated, the better your chance for recovery. But ovarian cancer is hard to detect early. Women with ovarian cancer may have no symptoms or just mild symptoms until the disease is in an advanced stage. Then it is hard to treat. Symptoms may include

To diagnose ovarian cancer, doctors do one or more tests. They include a physical exam, a pelvic exam, lab tests, ultrasound, or a biopsy. Treatment is usually surgery followed by chemotherapy.

NIH: National Cancer Institute


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Code History

  • 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 (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)