Melanoma (malignant)

Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term melanoma (malignant) to review the available sub terms and properly select the ICD-10 code with the highest degree of specificity. Instructional notations will guide the coder with information such as "see", "see also", "with", "without", "due to", and "code by site".

  • Melanoma (malignant) - C43.9 Malignant melanoma of skin, unspecified
    • acral lentiginous, malignant - See: Melanoma, skin, by site;
    • amelanotic - See: Melanoma, skin, by site;
    • balloon cell - See: Melanoma, skin, by site;
    • benign - See: Nevus;
    • desmoplastic, malignant - See: Melanoma, skin, by site;
    • epithelioid cell - See: Melanoma, skin, by site;
      • with spindle cell, mixed - See: Melanoma, skin, by site;
    • in
      • giant pigmented nevus - See: Melanoma, skin, by site;
      • Hutchinson's melanotic freckle - See: Melanoma, skin, by site;
      • junctional nevus - See: Melanoma, skin, by site;
      • precancerous melanosis - See: Melanoma, skin, by site;
    • in situ - D03.9 Melanoma in situ, unspecified
      • abdominal wall - D03.59 Melanoma in situ of other part of trunk
      • ala nasi - D03.39 Melanoma in situ of other parts of face
      • ankle - D03.7 Melanoma in situ of lower limb, including hip
      • anus, anal (margin) (skin) - D03.51 Melanoma in situ of anal skin
      • arm - D03.6 Melanoma in situ of upper limb, including shoulder
      • auditory canal - D03.2 Melanoma in situ of ear and external auricular canal
      • auricle (ear) - D03.2 Melanoma in situ of ear and external auricular canal
      • auricular canal (external) - D03.2 Melanoma in situ of ear and external auricular canal
      • axilla, axillary fold - D03.59 Melanoma in situ of other part of trunk
      • back - D03.59 Melanoma in situ of other part of trunk
      • breast - D03.52 Melanoma in situ of breast (skin) (soft tissue)
      • brow - D03.39 Melanoma in situ of other parts of face
      • buttock - D03.59 Melanoma in situ of other part of trunk
      • canthus (eye) - D03.1 Melanoma in situ of eyelid, including canthus
      • cheek (external) - D03.39 Melanoma in situ of other parts of face
      • chest wall - D03.59 Melanoma in situ of other part of trunk
      • chin - D03.39 Melanoma in situ of other parts of face
      • choroid - D03.8 Melanoma in situ of other sites
      • conjunctiva - D03.8 Melanoma in situ of other sites
      • ear (external) - D03.2 Melanoma in situ of ear and external auricular canal
      • external meatus (ear) - D03.2 Melanoma in situ of ear and external auricular canal
      • eye - D03.8 Melanoma in situ of other sites
      • eyebrow - D03.39 Melanoma in situ of other parts of face
      • eyelid (lower) (upper) - D03.1 Melanoma in situ of eyelid, including canthus
      • face - D03.30 Melanoma in situ of unspecified part of face
        • specified NEC - D03.39 Melanoma in situ of other parts of face
      • female genital organ (external) NEC - D03.8 Melanoma in situ of other sites
      • finger - D03.6 Melanoma in situ of upper limb, including shoulder
      • flank - D03.59 Melanoma in situ of other part of trunk
      • foot - D03.7 Melanoma in situ of lower limb, including hip
      • forearm - D03.6 Melanoma in situ of upper limb, including shoulder
      • forehead - D03.39 Melanoma in situ of other parts of face
      • foreskin - D03.8 Melanoma in situ of other sites
      • gluteal region - D03.59 Melanoma in situ of other part of trunk
      • groin - D03.59 Melanoma in situ of other part of trunk
      • hand - D03.6 Melanoma in situ of upper limb, including shoulder
      • heel - D03.7 Melanoma in situ of lower limb, including hip
      • helix - D03.2 Melanoma in situ of ear and external auricular canal
      • hip - D03.7 Melanoma in situ of lower limb, including hip
      • interscapular region - D03.59 Melanoma in situ of other part of trunk
      • iris - D03.8 Melanoma in situ of other sites
      • jaw - D03.39 Melanoma in situ of other parts of face
      • knee - D03.7 Melanoma in situ of lower limb, including hip
      • labium (majus) (minus) - D03.8 Melanoma in situ of other sites
      • lacrimal gland - D03.8 Melanoma in situ of other sites
      • leg - D03.7 Melanoma in situ of lower limb, including hip
      • lip (lower) (upper) - D03.0 Melanoma in situ of lip
      • lower limb NEC - D03.7 Melanoma in situ of lower limb, including hip
      • male genital organ (external) NEC - D03.8 Melanoma in situ of other sites
      • nail - D03.9 Melanoma in situ, unspecified
        • finger - D03.6 Melanoma in situ of upper limb, including shoulder
        • toe - D03.7 Melanoma in situ of lower limb, including hip
      • neck - D03.4 Melanoma in situ of scalp and neck
      • nose (external) - D03.39 Melanoma in situ of other parts of face
      • orbit - D03.8 Melanoma in situ of other sites
      • penis - D03.8 Melanoma in situ of other sites
      • perianal skin - D03.51 Melanoma in situ of anal skin
      • perineum - D03.51 Melanoma in situ of anal skin
      • pinna - D03.2 Melanoma in situ of ear and external auricular canal
      • popliteal fossa or space - D03.7 Melanoma in situ of lower limb, including hip
      • prepuce - D03.8 Melanoma in situ of other sites
      • pudendum - D03.8 Melanoma in situ of other sites
      • retina - D03.8 Melanoma in situ of other sites
      • retrobulbar - D03.8 Melanoma in situ of other sites
      • scalp - D03.4 Melanoma in situ of scalp and neck
      • scrotum - D03.8 Melanoma in situ of other sites
      • shoulder - D03.6 Melanoma in situ of upper limb, including shoulder
      • specified site NEC - D03.8 Melanoma in situ of other sites
      • submammary fold - D03.52 Melanoma in situ of breast (skin) (soft tissue)
      • temple - D03.39 Melanoma in situ of other parts of face
      • thigh - D03.7 Melanoma in situ of lower limb, including hip
      • toe - D03.7 Melanoma in situ of lower limb, including hip
      • trunk NEC - D03.59 Melanoma in situ of other part of trunk
      • umbilicus - D03.59 Melanoma in situ of other part of trunk
      • upper limb NEC - D03.6 Melanoma in situ of upper limb, including shoulder
      • vulva - D03.8 Melanoma in situ of other sites
    • juvenile - See: Nevus;
    • malignant, of soft parts except skin - See: Neoplasm, connective tissue, malignant;
    • metastatic
      • breast - C79.81 Secondary malignant neoplasm of breast
      • genital organ - C79.82 Secondary malignant neoplasm of genital organs
      • specified site NEC - C79.89 Secondary malignant neoplasm of other specified sites
    • neurotropic, malignant - See: Melanoma, skin, by site;
    • nodular - See: Melanoma, skin, by site;
    • regressing, malignant - See: Melanoma, skin, by site;
    • skin - C43.9 Malignant melanoma of skin, unspecified
      • abdominal wall - C43.59 Malignant melanoma of other part of trunk
      • ala nasi - C43.31 Malignant melanoma of nose
      • ankle - C43.7 Malignant melanoma of lower limb, including hip
      • anus, anal (skin) - C43.51 Malignant melanoma of anal skin
      • arm - C43.6 Malignant melanoma of upper limb, including shoulder
      • auditory canal (external) - C43.2 Malignant melanoma of ear and external auricular canal
      • auricle (ear) - C43.2 Malignant melanoma of ear and external auricular canal
      • auricular canal (external) - C43.2 Malignant melanoma of ear and external auricular canal
      • axilla, axillary fold - C43.59 Malignant melanoma of other part of trunk
      • back - C43.59 Malignant melanoma of other part of trunk
      • breast (female) (male) - C43.52 Malignant melanoma of skin of breast
      • brow - C43.39 Malignant melanoma of other parts of face
      • buttock - C43.59 Malignant melanoma of other part of trunk
      • canthus (eye) - C43.1 Malignant melanoma of eyelid, including canthus
      • cheek (external) - C43.39 Malignant melanoma of other parts of face
      • chest wall - C43.59 Malignant melanoma of other part of trunk
      • chin - C43.39 Malignant melanoma of other parts of face
      • ear (external) - C43.2 Malignant melanoma of ear and external auricular canal
      • elbow - C43.6 Malignant melanoma of upper limb, including shoulder
      • external meatus (ear) - C43.2 Malignant melanoma of ear and external auricular canal
      • eyebrow - C43.39 Malignant melanoma of other parts of face
      • eyelid (lower) (upper) - C43.1 Malignant melanoma of eyelid, including canthus
      • face - C43.30 Malignant melanoma of unspecified part of face
        • specified NEC - C43.39 Malignant melanoma of other parts of face
      • female genital organ (external) NEC - C51.9 Malignant neoplasm of vulva, unspecified
      • finger - C43.6 Malignant melanoma of upper limb, including shoulder
      • flank - C43.59 Malignant melanoma of other part of trunk
      • foot - C43.7 Malignant melanoma of lower limb, including hip
      • forearm - C43.6 Malignant melanoma of upper limb, including shoulder
      • forehead - C43.39 Malignant melanoma of other parts of face
      • foreskin - C60.0 Malignant neoplasm of prepuce
      • glabella - C43.39 Malignant melanoma of other parts of face
      • gluteal region - C43.59 Malignant melanoma of other part of trunk
      • groin - C43.59 Malignant melanoma of other part of trunk
      • hand - C43.6 Malignant melanoma of upper limb, including shoulder
      • heel - C43.7 Malignant melanoma of lower limb, including hip
      • helix - C43.2 Malignant melanoma of ear and external auricular canal
      • hip - C43.7 Malignant melanoma of lower limb, including hip
      • interscapular region - C43.59 Malignant melanoma of other part of trunk
      • jaw (external) - C43.39 Malignant melanoma of other parts of face
      • knee - C43.7 Malignant melanoma of lower limb, including hip
      • labium - C51.9 Malignant neoplasm of vulva, unspecified
        • majus - C51.0 Malignant neoplasm of labium majus
        • minus - C51.1 Malignant neoplasm of labium minus
      • leg - C43.7 Malignant melanoma of lower limb, including hip
      • lip (lower) (upper) - C43.0 Malignant melanoma of lip
      • lower limb NEC - C43.7 Malignant melanoma of lower limb, including hip
      • male genital organ (external) NEC - C63.9 Malignant neoplasm of male genital organ, unspecified
      • nail
        • finger - C43.6 Malignant melanoma of upper limb, including shoulder
        • toe - C43.7 Malignant melanoma of lower limb, including hip
      • nasolabial groove - C43.39 Malignant melanoma of other parts of face
      • nates - C43.59 Malignant melanoma of other part of trunk
      • neck - C43.4 Malignant melanoma of scalp and neck
      • nose (external) - C43.31 Malignant melanoma of nose
      • overlapping site - C43.8 Malignant melanoma of overlapping sites of skin
      • palpebra - C43.1 Malignant melanoma of eyelid, including canthus
      • penis - C60.9 Malignant neoplasm of penis, unspecified
      • perianal skin - C43.51 Malignant melanoma of anal skin
      • perineum - C43.51 Malignant melanoma of anal skin
      • pinna - C43.2 Malignant melanoma of ear and external auricular canal
      • popliteal fossa or space - C43.7 Malignant melanoma of lower limb, including hip
      • prepuce - C60.0 Malignant neoplasm of prepuce
      • pudendum - C51.9 Malignant neoplasm of vulva, unspecified
      • scalp - C43.4 Malignant melanoma of scalp and neck
      • scrotum - C63.2 Malignant neoplasm of scrotum
      • shoulder - C43.6 Malignant melanoma of upper limb, including shoulder
      • skin NEC - C43.9 Malignant melanoma of skin, unspecified
      • submammary fold - C43.52 Malignant melanoma of skin of breast
      • temple - C43.39 Malignant melanoma of other parts of face
      • thigh - C43.7 Malignant melanoma of lower limb, including hip
      • toe - C43.7 Malignant melanoma of lower limb, including hip
      • trunk NEC - C43.59 Malignant melanoma of other part of trunk
      • umbilicus - C43.59 Malignant melanoma of other part of trunk
      • upper limb NEC - C43.6 Malignant melanoma of upper limb, including shoulder
      • vulva - C51.9 Malignant neoplasm of vulva, unspecified
        • overlapping sites - C51.8 Malignant neoplasm of overlapping sites of vulva
    • spindle cell
      • type A - C69.4 Malignant neoplasm of ciliary body
      • type B - C69.4 Malignant neoplasm of ciliary body
      • with epithelioid, mixed - See: Melanoma, skin, by site;
    • superficial spreading - See: Melanoma, skin, by site;

Clinical Terms

The following are some of the clinical term definitions related or applicable to melanoma (malignant) within the ICD-10 index for Diseases and Injuries.

Abdominal Wall: The outer margins of the ABDOMEN, extending from the osteocartilaginous thoracic cage to the PELVIS. Though its major part is muscular, the abdominal wall consists of at least seven layers: the SKIN, subcutaneous fat, deep FASCIA; ABDOMINAL MUSCLES, transversalis fascia, extraperitoneal fat, and the parietal PERITONEUM.

Ankle: The region of the lower limb between the FOOT and the LEG.

Arm: The superior part of the upper extremity between the SHOULDER and the ELBOW.

Back: The rear surface of an upright primate from the shoulders to the hip, or the dorsal surface of tetrapods.

Breast: In humans, one of the paired regions in the anterior portion of the THORAX. The breasts consist of the MAMMARY GLANDS, the SKIN, the MUSCLES, the ADIPOSE TISSUE, and the CONNECTIVE TISSUES.

Buttocks: Either of two fleshy protuberances at the lower posterior section of the trunk or HIP in humans and primate on which a person or animal sits, consisting of gluteal MUSCLES and fat.

Chin: The anatomical frontal portion of the mandible, also known as the mentum, that contains the line of fusion of the two separate halves of the mandible (symphysis menti). This line of fusion divides inferiorly to enclose a triangular area called the mental protuberance. On each side, inferior to the second premolar tooth, is the mental foramen for the passage of blood vessels and a nerve.

Choroid: The thin, highly vascular membrane covering most of the posterior of the eye between the RETINA and SCLERA.

Conjunctiva: The mucous membrane that covers the posterior surface of the eyelids and the anterior pericorneal surface of the eyeball.

Elbow: Region of the body immediately surrounding and including the ELBOW JOINT.

Epithelioid Cells: Characteristic cells of granulomatous hypersensitivity. They appear as large, flattened cells with increased endoplasmic reticulum. They are believed to be activated macrophages that have differentiated as a result of prolonged antigenic stimulation. Further differentiation or fusion of epithelioid cells is thought to produce multinucleated giant cells (GIANT CELLS).

Eye: The organ of sight constituting a pair of globular organs made up of a three-layered roughly spherical structure specialized for receiving and responding to light.

Face: The anterior portion of the head that includes the skin, muscles, and structures of the forehead, eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, and jaw.

Fingers: Four or five slender jointed digits in humans and primates, attached to each HAND.

Foot: The distal extremity of the leg in vertebrates, consisting of the tarsus (ANKLE); METATARSUS; phalanges; and the soft tissues surrounding these bones.

Forearm: Part of the upper extremity in humans and primates extending from the ELBOW to the WRIST.

Forehead: The part of the face above the eyes.

Foreskin: The double-layered skin fold that covers the GLANS PENIS, the head of the penis.

Groin: The external junctural region between the lower part of the abdomen and the thigh.

Hand: The distal part of the arm beyond the wrist in humans and primates, that includes the palm, fingers, and thumb.

Heel: The back (or posterior) of the foot in PRIMATES, found behind the ankle and distal to the toes.

Hip: The projecting part on each side of the body, formed by the side of the pelvis and the top portion of the femur.

Iris: The most anterior portion of the uveal layer, separating the anterior chamber from the posterior. It consists of two layers - the stroma and the pigmented epithelium. Color of the iris depends on the amount of melanin in the stroma on reflection from the pigmented epithelium.

Jaw: Bony structure of the mouth that holds the teeth. It consists of the MANDIBLE and the MAXILLA.

Knee: A region of the lower extremity immediately surrounding and including the KNEE JOINT.

Leg: The inferior part of the lower extremity between the KNEE and the ANKLE.

Nails: The thin, horny plates that cover the dorsal surfaces of the distal phalanges of the fingers and toes of primates.

Neck: The part of a human or animal body connecting the HEAD to the rest of the body.

Orbit: Bony cavity that holds the eyeball and its associated tissues and appendages.

Penis: The external reproductive organ of males. It is composed of a mass of erectile tissue enclosed in three cylindrical fibrous compartments. Two of the three compartments, the corpus cavernosa, are placed side-by-side along the upper part of the organ. The third compartment below, the corpus spongiosum, houses the urethra.

Perineum: The body region lying between the genital area and the ANUS on the surface of the trunk, and to the shallow compartment lying deep to this area that is inferior to the PELVIC DIAPHRAGM. The surface area is between the VULVA and the anus in the female, and between the SCROTUM and the anus in the male.

Retina: The ten-layered nervous tissue membrane of the eye. It is continuous with the OPTIC NERVE and receives images of external objects and transmits visual impulses to the brain. Its outer surface is in contact with the CHOROID and the inner surface with the VITREOUS BODY. The outer-most layer is pigmented, whereas the inner nine layers are transparent.

Scalp: The outer covering of the calvaria. It is composed of several layers: SKIN; subcutaneous connective tissue; the occipitofrontal muscle which includes the tendinous galea aponeurotica; loose connective tissue; and the pericranium (the PERIOSTEUM of the SKULL).

Scrotum: A cutaneous pouch of skin containing the testicles and spermatic cords.

Shoulder: Part of the body in humans and primates where the arms connect to the trunk. The shoulder has five joints; ACROMIOCLAVICULAR joint, CORACOCLAVICULAR joint, GLENOHUMERAL joint, scapulathoracic joint, and STERNOCLAVICULAR joint.

Skin: The outer covering of the body that protects it from the environment. It is composed of the DERMIS and the EPIDERMIS.

Thigh: The portion of the leg in humans and other animals found between the HIP and KNEE.

Toes: Any one of five terminal digits of the vertebrate FOOT.

Umbilicus: The pit in the center of the ABDOMINAL WALL marking the point where the UMBILICAL CORD entered in the FETUS.

Vulva: The external genitalia of the female. It includes the CLITORIS, the labia, the vestibule, and its glands.