ICD-10 Code C79.7

Secondary malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland

Version 2019 Non-Billable Code Neoplasm Malignant Secondary
ICD-10: C79.7
Short Description:Secondary malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland
Long Description:Secondary malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland

Not Valid for Submission

ICD-10 C79.7 is a "header" nonspecific and non-billable code code, consider using a code with a higher level of specificity for a diagnosis of secondary malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland. The code is NOT valid for the year 2019 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions.

Consider the following ICD-10 codes with a higher level of specificity:

  • C79.70 - Secondary malignant neoplasm of unspecified adrenal gland
  • C79.71 - Secondary malignant neoplasm of right adrenal gland
  • C79.72 - Secondary malignant neoplasm of left adrenal gland

Code Classification

  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of ill-defined, other secondary and unspecified sites (C76-C80)
      • Secondary malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified sites (C79)

Table of Neoplasms

The code C79.7 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.

The Tabular must be reviewed for the complete diagnosis code.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
Primary
Malignant
Secondary
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
Behavior
Unspecified
Behavior
»adrenal
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»adrenal
  »capsule
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»adrenal
  »cortex
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»adrenal
  »gland
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»adrenal
  »medulla
C74.1C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»cortex
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»cortex
  »adrenal
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»medulla
C74.1C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»medulla
  »adrenal
C74.1C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»suprarenal
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»suprarenal
  »capsule
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»suprarenal
  »cortex
C74.0C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»suprarenal
  »gland
C74.9C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7
»suprarenal
  »medulla
C74.1C79.7D09.3D35.0D44.1D49.7

Information for Patients


Adrenal Gland Cancer

Your adrenal, or suprarenal, glands are located on the top of each kidney. These glands produce hormones that you can't live without, including sex hormones and cortisol, which helps you respond to stress and has many other functions.

A number of disorders can affect the adrenal glands, including tumors. Tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. Most adrenal gland tumors are benign. They usually do not cause symptoms and may not require treatment. Malignant adrenal gland cancers are uncommon.

Types of tumors include

  • Adrenocortical carcinoma - cancer in the outer part of the gland
  • Neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer
  • Pheochromocytoma - a rare tumor that is usually benign

Symptoms depend on the type of cancer you have. Treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.

  • Adrenalectomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Adrenocortical carcinoma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • After chemotherapy - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Understanding Chemotherapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)

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ICD-10 Footnotes

General Equivalence Map Definitions
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.

  • Approximate Flag - The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
  • No Map Flag - The no map flag indicates that a code in the source system is not linked to any code in the target system.
  • Combination Flag - The combination flag indicates that more than one code in the target system is required to satisfy the full equivalent meaning of a code in the source system.