ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 157.4

Mal neo islet langerhans

Diagnosis Code 157.4

ICD-9: 157.4
Short Description: Mal neo islet langerhans
Long Description: Malignant neoplasm of islets of langerhans
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 157.4

Code Classification
  • Neoplasms (140–239)
    • Malignant neoplasm of digestive organs and peritoneum (150-159)
      • 157 Malignant neoplasm of pancreas

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • C25.4 - Malignant neoplasm of endocrine pancreas

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Pancreatic Cancer

The pancreas is a gland behind your stomach and in front of your spine. It produces the juices that help break down food and the hormones that help control blood sugar levels. Pancreatic cancer usually begins in the cells that produce the juices. Some risk factors for developing pancreatic cancer include

  • Smoking
  • Long-term diabetes
  • Chronic pancreatitis
  • Certain hereditary disorders

Pancreatic cancer is hard to catch early. It doesn't cause symptoms right away. When you do get symptoms, they are often vague or you may not notice them. They include yellowing of the skin and eyes, pain in the abdomen and back, weight loss and fatigue. Also, because the pancreas is hidden behind other organs, health care providers cannot see or feel the tumors during routine exams. Doctors use a physical exam, blood tests, imaging tests, and a biopsy to diagnose it.

Because it is often found late and it spreads quickly, pancreatic cancer can be hard to treat. Possible treatments include surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and targeted therapy. Targeted therapy uses substances that attack cancer cells without harming normal cells.

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