ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C76.0

Malignant neoplasm of head, face and neck

Diagnosis Code C76.0

ICD-10: C76.0
Short Description: Malignant neoplasm of head, face and neck
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of head, face and neck
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C76.0

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of ill-defined, other secondary and unspecified sites (C76-C80)
      • Malignant neoplasm of other and ill-defined sites (C76)

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • 195.0 - Mal neo head/face/neck

  • Adenocarcinoma of head and neck
  • Malignant epithelial neoplasm of cheek
  • Malignant epithelial neoplasm of face
  • Malignant epithelial neoplasm of nose
  • Malignant melanoma of head and neck
  • Malignant neoplasm of head, neck and face
  • Malignant tumor of ear, nose and throat
  • Malignant tumor of face
  • Malignant tumor of head and/or neck
  • Malignant tumor of neck
  • Neoplasm of supraclavicular region
  • Odontogenic ghost cell carcinoma
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of cheek
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of ear, nose AND/OR throat
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of face
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of head
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of neck
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of nose
  • Primary malignant neoplasm of supraclavicular region
  • Sarcoma of head and neck
  • Squamous cell carcinoma of nose

Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code C76.0 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Table of Neoplasms

The code C76.0 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
»cervical region
»face NEC
»head NEC
  »carcinoma (any type) (lower) (upper)
»neck NEC
»nose, nasal
»parasagittal (region)
»peritonsillar (tissue)
»supraclavicular region

Information for Patients

Head and Neck Cancer

Head and neck cancer includes cancers of the mouth, nose, sinuses, salivary glands, throat, and lymph nodes in the neck. Most begin in the moist tissues that line the mouth, nose, and throat. Symptoms include

  • A lump or sore that does not heal
  • A sore throat that does not go away
  • Trouble swallowing
  • A change or hoarseness in the voice

Head and neck cancers are twice as common in men. Using tobacco or alcohol increases your risk. In fact, around 75 percent of head and neck cancers are linked to tobacco use, including smoking and smokeless tobacco. Infection with HPV is a risk factor for some head and neck cancers.

To diagnose head and neck cancer, your doctor will do a physical exam and diagnostic tests. You will have a biopsy, where a sample of tissue is taken out and examined under a microscope. It is the only test that can tell for sure if you have cancer.

If found early, these cancers are often curable. Treatments may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination. Treatments can affect eating, speaking or even breathing, so patients may need rehabilitation.

NIH: National Cancer Institute

  • After chemotherapy - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Glomus jugulare tumor (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Head and Neck Radiation Treatment and Your Mouth - NIH (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
  • Mouth and neck radiation - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neck dissection (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Neck dissection - discharge (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Swallowing problems (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Understanding Chemotherapy - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)
  • What to Know about Brachytherapy (A Type of Internal Radiation Therapy) - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Cancer Institute)

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