Diagnosis Code C00.4
Information for Medical Professionals
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.
- 140.4 - Mal neo lower lip, inner
- Carcinoma of frenum of lip
- Carcinoma of frenum of lower lip
- Carcinoma of lip
- Malignant neoplasm of lower lip, buccal aspect
- Malignant tumor of frenum of lip
- Malignant tumor of frenum of lip
- Malignant tumor of frenum of lower lip
- Malignant tumor of lower labial mucosa
- Primary malignant neoplasm of inner aspect of lip
- Primary malignant neoplasm of inner aspect of lower lip
- Squamous cell carcinoma of lip
- Squamous cell carcinoma of mucous membrane of lower lip
- Squamous cell carcinoma of oral mucous membrane
- Tumor of frenum of lower lip
- Tumor of labial mucosa
- Tumor of lower labial mucosa
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C00.4 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
List of terms is included under some codes. These terms are the conditions for which that code is to be used. The terms may be synonyms of the code title, or, in the case of "other specified" codes, the terms are a list of the various conditions assigned to that code. The inclusion terms are not necessarily exhaustive. Additional terms found only in the Alphabetic Index may also be assigned to a code.
- Malignant neoplasm of buccal aspect of lower lip
- Malignant neoplasm of frenulum of lower lip
- Malignant neoplasm of mucosa of lower lip
- Malignant neoplasm of oral aspect of lower lip
Table of Neoplasms
The code C00.4 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.
Information for Patients
Oral cancer can form in any part of the mouth. Most oral cancers begin in the flat cells that cover the surfaces of your mouth, tongue, and lips. Anyone can get oral cancer, but the risk is higher if you are male, use tobacco, drink lots of alcohol, have HPV, or have a history of head or neck cancer. Frequent sun exposure is also a risk factor for lip cancer.
Symptoms of oral cancer include
- White or red patches in your mouth
- A mouth sore that won't heal
- Bleeding in your mouth
- Loose teeth
- Problems or pain with swallowing
- A lump in your neck
- An earache
Tests to diagnose oral cancer include a physical exam, endoscopy, biopsy, and imaging tests. Oral cancer treatments may include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Some patients have a combination of treatments.
NIH: National Cancer Institute
- Head and Neck Radiation Treatment and Your Mouth - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
- Leukoplakia (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Oral cancer (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Oral Cancer - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
- Swallowing problems (Medical Encyclopedia)
- Tongue biopsy (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)