2021 ICD-10-CM Code C79.72

Secondary malignant neoplasm of left adrenal gland

Version 2021
Billable Code
MS-DRG Mapping

Valid for Submission

C79.72 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of secondary malignant neoplasm of left adrenal gland. The code C79.72 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 C79.72 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like bilateral mass of adrenal glands, mass of left adrenal gland, mass of right adrenal gland, secondary malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland or secondary malignant neoplasm of bilateral adrenal glands.

ICD-10:C79.72
Short Description:Secondary malignant neoplasm of left adrenal gland
Long Description:Secondary malignant neoplasm of left adrenal gland

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Approximate Synonyms

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

Convert C79.72 to ICD-9 Code

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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

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


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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)