ICD-10 Diagnosis Code C79.70

Secondary malignant neoplasm of unspecified adrenal gland

Diagnosis Code C79.70

ICD-10: C79.70
Short Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of unspecified adrenal gland
Long Description: Secondary malignant neoplasm of unspecified adrenal gland
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code C79.70

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Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (C00–D48)
    • Malignant neoplasms of ill-defined, other secondary and unspecified sites (C76-C80)
      • Secondary malignant neoplasm of other and unspecified sites (C79)

Information for Medical Professionals

Diagnostic Related Groups
The diagnosis code C79.70 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V34.0)


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  • Adrenal insufficiency due to adrenal metastasis
  • Malignant neoplasm of adrenal cortex
  • Malignant neoplasm of adrenal medulla
  • Metastasis to adrenal gland of unknown primary
  • Neoplasm of adrenal cortex
  • Neoplasm of adrenal medulla
  • Renal tumor invasion into adrenal gland macroscopically
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of adrenal cortex
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of adrenal gland
  • Secondary malignant neoplasm of adrenal medulla

Information for Patients

Adrenal Gland Cancer

Your adrenal, or suprarenal, glands are located on the top of each kidney. These glands produce hormones that you can't live without, including sex hormones and cortisol, which helps you respond to stress and has many other functions.

A number of disorders can affect the adrenal glands, including tumors. Tumors can be either benign or malignant. Benign tumors aren't cancer. Malignant ones are. Most adrenal gland tumors are benign. They usually do not cause symptoms and may not require treatment. Malignant adrenal gland cancers are uncommon.

Types of tumors include

  • Adrenocortical carcinoma - cancer in the outer part of the gland
  • Neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer
  • Pheochromocytoma - a rare tumor that is usually benign

Symptoms depend on the type of cancer you have. Treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.

  • Adrenalectomy (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Adrenocortical carcinoma (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • After chemotherapy - discharge (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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