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.
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 - MS-DRG Mapping
Convert C79.72 to ICD-9 Code
The General Equivalency Mapping (GEM) crosswalk indicates an approximate mapping between the ICD-10 code C79.72 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.
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.
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