Valid for Submission
C7A.020 is a billable diagnosis code used to specify a medical diagnosis of malignant carcinoid tumor of the appendix. The code C7A.020 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 C7A.020 might also be used to specify conditions or terms like carcinoid tumor of appendix, malignant carcinoid tumor of appendix, malignant carcinoid tumor of large intestine, malignant tumor of appendix, neuroendocrine neoplasm of appendix , primary malignant neoplasm of appendix, etc.
Index to Diseases and Injuries
The Index to Diseases and Injuries is an alphabetical listing of medical terms, with each term mapped to one or more ICD-10 code(s). The following references for the code C7A.020 are found in the index:
The following clinical terms are approximate synonyms or lay terms that might be used to identify the correct diagnosis code:
- Carcinoid tumor of appendix
- Malignant carcinoid tumor of appendix
- Malignant carcinoid tumor of large intestine
- Malignant tumor of appendix
- Neuroendocrine neoplasm of appendix
- Primary malignant neoplasm of appendix
- Primary malignant neuroendocrine neoplasm of appendix
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Information for Patients
Carcinoid tumors are rare, slow-growing cancers. They usually start in the lining of the digestive tract or in the lungs. They grow slowly and don't produce symptoms in the early stages. As a result, the average age of people diagnosed with digestive or lung carcinoids is about 60.
In later stages the tumors sometimes produce hormones that can cause carcinoid syndrome. The syndrome causes flushing of the face and upper chest, diarrhea, and trouble breathing.
Surgery is the main treatment for carcinoid tumors. If they haven't spread to other parts of the body, surgery can cure the cancer.
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