ICD-10-CM Code C79.71

Secondary malignant neoplasm of right adrenal gland

Version 2021 Billable Code

Valid for Submission

C79.71 is a billable code used to specify a medical diagnosis of secondary malignant neoplasm of right adrenal gland. The code is valid for the fiscal year 2021 for the submission of HIPAA-covered transactions. The ICD-10-CM code C79.71 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bilateral mass of adrenal glands or mass of left adrenal gland or mass of right adrenal gland or secondary malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland or secondary malignant neoplasm of bilateral adrenal glands.

ICD-10:C79.71
Short Description:Secondary malignant neoplasm of right adrenal gland
Long Description:Secondary malignant neoplasm of right adrenal gland

Synonyms

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

  • Bilateral mass of adrenal glands
  • Mass of left adrenal gland
  • Mass of right adrenal gland
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of bilateral adrenal glands

Diagnostic Related Groups

The ICD-10 code C79.71 is grouped in the following groups for version MS-DRG V38.0 What are Diagnostic Related Groups?
The Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) are a patient classification scheme which provides a means of relating the type of patients a hospital treats. The DRGs divides all possible principal diagnoses into mutually exclusive principal diagnosis areas referred to as Major Diagnostic Categories (MDC).
applicable from 10/01/2020 through 09/30/2021.

  • 643 - ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITH MCC
  • 644 - ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITH CC
  • 645 - ENDOCRINE DISORDERS WITHOUT CC/MCC

Convert C79.71 to ICD-9

  • 198.7 - Second malig neo adrenal (Approximate Flag)

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)

Code History

  • FY 2016 - New Code, effective from 10/1/2015 through 9/30/2016
    (First year ICD-10-CM implemented into the HIPAA code set)
  • FY 2017 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2016 through 9/30/2017
  • FY 2018 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2017 through 9/30/2018
  • FY 2019 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2018 through 9/30/2019
  • FY 2020 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2019 through 9/30/2020
  • FY 2021 - No Change, effective from 10/1/2020 through 9/30/2021

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)

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