ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C71.7

Malignant neoplasm of brain stem

Diagnosis Code C71.7

ICD-10: C71.7
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of brain stem
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of brain stem
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C71.7

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of eye, brain and other parts of central nervous system (C69-C72)
      • Malignant neoplasm of brain (C71)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 191.7 - Mal neo brain stem

  • Astrocytoma of brain
  • Astrocytoma of brain stem
  • Ependymoma
  • Ependymoma of brain
  • Ependymoma of brain stem
  • Glioma of brainstem
  • Low grade glioma of brain
  • Low grade glioma of brainstem
  • Malignant glioma of brainstem
  • Malignant neoplasm of brainstem
  • Malignant neoplasm of cerebral peduncle
  • Malignant neoplasm of medulla oblongata
  • Malignant neoplasm of midbrain
  • Malignant neoplasm of pons
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Oligodendroglioma of brain
  • Oligodendroglioma of brain stem
  • Primary malignant astrocytoma of central nervous system
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of brain stem

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C71.7 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Table of Neoplasms

The code C71.7 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
»basis pedunculi
»brain NEC
  »choroid plexus
»brain NEC
  »medulla oblongata
»brain NEC
»brain NEC
»brain NEC
»brain NEC
»brain NEC
  »ventricle (floor)
»cerebrum, cerebral (cortex) (hemisphere) (white matter)
»cerebrum, cerebral (cortex) (hemisphere) (white matter)
»ependyma (brain)
  »fourth ventricle
»olive (brain)
»peduncle, cerebral
»pons (varolii)
»pyramid (brain)
»spine, spinal (column)
»stem, brain
»ventricle (cerebral) (floor) (lateral) (third)

Information for Patients

Brain Tumors

A brain tumor is a growth of abnormal cells in the tissues of the brain. Brain tumors can be benign, with no cancer cells, or malignant, with cancer cells that grow quickly. Some are primary brain tumors, which start in the brain. Others are metastatic, and they start somewhere else in the body and move to the brain.

Brain tumors can cause many symptoms. Some of the most common are

  • Headaches, often in the morning
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Changes in your ability to talk, hear, or see
  • Problems with balance or walking
  • Problems with thinking or memory
  • Feeling weak or sleepy
  • Changes in your mood or behavior
  • Seizures

Doctors diagnose brain tumors by doing a neurologic exam and tests including an MRI, CT scan, and biopsy. Treatment options include watchful waiting, surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells. Many people get a combination of treatments.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • Brain surgery (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Brain surgery - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Brain tumor - primary - adults (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Metastatic brain tumor (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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