ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C24

Malignant neoplasm of other and unsp parts of biliary tract

Diagnosis Code C24

ICD-10: C24
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of other and unsp parts of biliary tract
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified parts of biliary tract
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C24

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of digestive organs (C15-C26)
      • Malignant neoplasm of other and unsp parts of biliary tract (C24)

Information for Patients


Bile Duct Cancer

Also called: Cholangiocarcinoma

Your liver makes a digestive juice called bile. Your gallbladder stores it between meals. When you eat, your gallbladder pushes the bile into tubes called bile ducts. They carry the bile to your small intestine. The bile helps break down fat. It also helps the liver get rid of toxins and wastes.

Bile duct cancer is rare. It can happen in the parts of the bile ducts that are outside or inside the liver. Cancer of the bile duct outside of the liver is much more common. Risk factors include having inflammation of the bile duct, ulcerative colitis, and some liver diseases.

Symptoms can include

  • Jaundice
  • Itchy skin
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain

Tests to diagnose bile duct cancer may include a physical exam, imaging tests of the liver and bile ducts, blood tests, and a biopsy.

Treatments include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Biliary stricture (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Cholangiocarcinoma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • ERCP (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • What to Know about External Beam Radiation Therapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)


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Liver Cancer

Also called: Hepatocellular carcinoma

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Primary liver cancer starts in the liver. Metastatic liver cancer starts somewhere else and spreads to your liver.

Risk factors for primary liver cancer include

  • Having hepatitis B or C
  • Heavy alcohol use
  • Having cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver
  • Having hemochromatosis, an iron storage disease
  • Obesity and diabetes

Symptoms can include a lump or pain on the right side of your abdomen and yellowing of the skin. However, you may not have symptoms until the cancer is advanced. This makes it harder to treat. Doctors use tests that examine the liver and the blood to diagnose liver cancer. Treatment options include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or liver transplantation.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Abdominal tap (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • After chemotherapy - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Liver metastases (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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