Melanosarcoma

Alphabetical Index

Use the alphabetical index for the main term melanosarcoma 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".

  • Melanosarcoma - See Also: Melanoma;
    • epithelioid cell - See: Melanoma;

Clinical Terms

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

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).