ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C08.0

Malignant neoplasm of submandibular gland

Diagnosis Code C08.0

ICD-10: C08.0
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of submandibular gland
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of submandibular gland
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C08.0

Valid for Submission
The code C08.0 is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of lip, oral cavity and pharynx (C00-C14)
      • Malignant neoplasm of other and unsp major salivary glands (C08)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 142.1 - Malig neo submandibular

  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma of salivary gland
  • Adenoid cystic carcinoma of submandibular gland
  • Carcinoma of submandibular gland
  • Malignant tumor of submandibular gland
  • Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of salivary gland
  • Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of submandibular gland
  • Neoplasm of submaxillary gland
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of major salivary gland
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of major salivary gland
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of submaxillary gland
  • Tumor of submandibular gland

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C08.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Table of Neoplasms

The code C08.0 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.

Neoplasm, neoplastic Malignant
CaInSitu Benign Uncertain
»salivary gland or duct (major)
»salivary gland or duct (major)
»submandibular gland
»submaxillary gland or duct
»Wharton's duct

Information for Patients

Salivary Gland Cancer

Your salivary glands make saliva - sometimes called spit - and empty it into your mouth through openings called ducts. Saliva makes your food moist, which helps you chew and swallow. It helps you digest your food. It also cleans your mouth and contains antibodies that can kill germs.

Salivary gland cancer is a type of head and neck cancer. It is rare. It may not cause any symptoms, or you could notice

  • A lump in your ear, cheek, jaw, lip, or inside the mouth
  • Fluid draining from your ear
  • Trouble swallowing or opening the mouth widely
  • Numbness, weakness, or pain in your face

Doctors diagnose salivary gland cancer using a physical exam, imaging tests, and a biopsy. Treatment can include surgery, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Salivary gland biopsy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Salivary gland tumors (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Sialogram (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Swallowing problems (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)

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